2016 GoalsIn 2013, Southwire launched a set of sustainability goals to advance our environmental, social and governance performance over the long-term, taking us through year-end 2016 and beyond. The goals addressed topics identified through our first materiality assessment, and were informed by stakeholders' interests and areas where we saw the need to push our management approach further.
We have reported progress against these goals for the past several years. In this 2016 report, we provide our final updates against this set of goals. Although these are critical metrics, and we will continue to monitor and manage them internally, we will shift our reporting focus to a new, more ambitious set of sustainability goals.
2021 GoalsOur 2021 goals deepen our sustainability efforts and strengthen our management by driving us toward higher standards of excellence. In 2016, after undertaking a benchmark of best-in-class and aspirational goals across our own industry and others, Southwire leadership developed a new bold goal and supporting metrics for each of our sustainability tenets. Further, we demonstrate alignment to the UN Global Compact's Sustainable Development Goals to show how our strategic priorities support the collective efforts toward global progress.
This sustainability report includes 2016 data as the baseline for these metrics, against which we will continue to track and report progress for the next five years.