ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AND PERFORMANCE OF GROUP SITES
Starting from a set of ambitious goals, Valeo has made major achievements with respect to reducing energy and water consumption, curbing greenhouse gas emissions, managing discharges and waste, optimizing transportation and logistics and protecting biodiversity.
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IRM COMMITMENTS For more than 20 years now, Valeo has been working to limit the impact of its activities on the environment. The Group will continue to uphold its commitments to guarantee that its activities remain in compliance with applicable legislation and its own standards, which are often more stringent than local requirements. Valeo has deployed the ISO 14001 environmental management system at all its sites. The Group is committed to improving the environmental performance of its processes, optimizing the transportation of people and goods in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, limiting the use of natural resources, promoting the use of renewable resources and energy, and eliminating the use of substances that are hazardous to the environment or health. The Group’s Environmental Charter enshrines these commitments, which are developed and implemented by the Risk Insurance Environment Department (RIE), with day-to-day support from a dedicated network of more than 300 people across all Group sites. Three triennial plans since 2008 Since 2008, Valeo has led three successive 3-year plans designed to improve environmental performance in terms of water, energy, materials, VOC and CO2 emissions, waste, packaging, and health, safety and environment certifications. As a result, the Group has made significant reductions, particularly in terms of water and energy consumption, which decreased by 46% and 28% respectively as a proportion of sales between 2008 and 2015. Total consumption of packaging also fell by a sharp 25% over the
OF SITES CERTIFIED ISO 14001 AT END-2015
AUDITS PERFORMED AT VALEO SITES IN 2015
period. Lastly, Valeo conducts an annual inventory of plants located in or near protected areas in respect of biodiversity. Twenty such sites were inventoried in 2015: two in Asia, five in South America and thirteen in Europe. The initiative is governed by the Group’s “Biodiversity” Directive, which lays down guidelines to regulate practices in terms of biodiversity conservation over a site’s entire life cycle, from selection to closure. ASSESSING AND CERTIFYING THE ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY To measure the performance of its environmental policy, Valeo implements a program of regular audits worldwide, including