Corporate sustainability is at the very heart of our strategic product planning
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 to contribute to produce more sustainable automotive technologies 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
% of order intake made up of new innovations *
direct and indirect emissions as a % of sales (tCO2/M€)
hours of training on average per employee
million euros spent on environmental protection and investment
million euros 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.
Our sustainable development goals
As a corporate citizen of the world and key industrial player in the car manufacturing, 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 Communication on Progress (CoP) report for the year 2019 here.
Valeo is also one of the top-scoring companies in corporate sustainability in the automotive 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.
Valeo ranked 5th French most sustainable French company and 29th globally in “Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World” index in 2019.
In 2020, Valeo has been recognized for leadership in corporate sustainability by global environmental non-profit CDP, securing a place on its prestigious ‘A List’ for tackling climate change.
CDP is a global non-profit that drives companies and governments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard water resources and protect forests. It has recognized Valeo for its actions to cut emissions, mitigate climate risks and develop the low-carbon economy, based on the data reported by the company through CDP’s 2020 climate change questionnaire.
Our sustainability building blocks
Our sustainable development policy is built on the following four key pillars:
Corporate sustainability: Valeo named in the 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 assessments 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.