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Sustainability

Sustainable development is central to who we are and our mission. It is embedded in our DNA.

As a technology company, we create innovative products and systems that help protect the environment, reduce CO₂ and other greenhouse gas emissions and promote the development of intuitive, connected and more autonomous driving. We are committed to a growing in a sustainable way that is beneficial for our employees, the environment and society as a whole.

 

Key sustainability figures
at end 2016

50%

of order intake made up of new innovations *

-5%

Direct and indirect CO2 emissions cut since 2009

1.8 m

training hours in 2016

€17.2

million euros spent on environmental protection and investment

€1.6

billion invested in R&D

* Product and technology in series production for less than 3 years

 

Our commitment to sustainability

Our commitment to protecting the environment is reflected in our eco-responsible innovation for new products, environmentally-efficient industrial processes, and our work with suppliers towards sustainability goals. In addition, our priorities include ensuring the health and safety of our employees, creating a culturally diverse workforce, and promoting social dialog and open discussions with institutions.ç

Our sustainable development goals

As a corporate citizen of the world and key industrial player, Valeo has been committed since 2008 to the United Nations Global Compact. We ensure that our actions and policies reflect our continuous commitment to the ten principles of the Global Compact. Read our 2015 Communication on Progress (COP) report here.

Valeo is also one of the top-scoring companies in corporate sustainability in its industry. We qualified for inclusion in RobecoSAM’s “The Sustainability Yearbook” – the world’s most comprehensive publication on corporate sustainability – and received the Gold Class and Industry Mover distinction for excellent sustainability performance.

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 Our sustainability building blocks

Our sustainable development policy is built on the following four key pillars:

innovation-infographie
environmental-sustainability-infographie
workplace-infographie
society-infographie

Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Highly regarded in sustainability by extra-financial rating agencies, Valeo rose in 2016 to become the number one player in the auto components industry and was named in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World and DJSI Europe) for the first time.

The DJSI is an index evaluating the sustainability performance of the largest 2,500 companies listed on the Dow Jones Index. This index is based on corporate governance, environmental social performance, risk management and supply chain monitoring assessment.

Widely recognized to be one of the most precise and trusted sustainability assessment of companies worldwide, DJSIit is one of the most used information sources of Socially Responsible Investors (SRI) as well as traditional investors in their investment decision making.

Sustainability