MANAGING THE CARBON FOOTPRINT OF TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS In 2015, Valeo continued to strengthen its requirements in terms of the organization of transportation, demonstrating its commitment to optimizing logistics costs and reducing its greenhouse gas emissions. The Group rarely used air transportation, except when other logistics chains failed, and transported the same amount of parts by air over the year as in 2014. In 2015, the optimization of air transportation through dedicated shipments with a load factor of 100% reduced CO2 emissions caused by this mode of transportation from 85,000 to 63,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (t CO2 eq.). In road transportation, optimization work performed in previous years continued, primarily through the widespread use of collection routes, which increased the average truck load factor from 70% in 2014 to 73% in 2015. Over the year, the Group worked in particular to optimize rail flows from Asia to Europe, which have several advantages compared with shipping due to the shorter distance involved (32,000 km by sea versus 10,500 km by rail). MANAGING WATER RESPONSIBLY The Group’s objective is to limit and control its water consumption, reduce the risk of pollution of sources of supply and ensure the supply of good quality water for its staff. To manage and minimize their consumption, sites implement appropriate human and material resources that optimize and control water use. In 2015, Valeo reduced its water consumption as a proportion of sales
by 9.6% compared with 2014, and is aiming for a 6% reduction between 2016 and 2020. Consumption of water for industrial purposes accounted for 44% of total water consumption, a figure stable compared with 2014. Valeo also measured its Water Footprint through the Carbon Disclosure Project in 2015, and will continue the program in 2016.