Southwire maintains a deep commitment to growing our business in an environmentally responsible manner. We recognize that our planet’s natural resources are finite and that our success depends on conscientious use of these resources. To this end, our core operations integrate environmental priorities.
Through our 2014 materiality assessment, Southwire identified the following material topics:
Our Growing Green goals in our Sustainability Scorecard include:
|Goals||Baseline (year)||2014 Status||2015 Status|
|Implement ISO 14001 or equivalent environmental management systems at all manufacturing and warehouse locations worldwide by year-end 2020.||0 of 36 locations (0%) (2014)||0 of 36 locations (0%)||3 of 37 locations (8%)|
|Achieve zero-landfill status at all locations by year-end 2017.||0 of 36 locations* (0%)
|11 of 36 locations* (31%)||22 of 53 locations** (42%)|
|Increase energy efficiency from 2010 baseline by 10% by year-end 2020.||9.40 Adj. MMBtu/ton (2010)||7% over baseline||8% over baseline|
|Increase water use efficiency from 2010 baseline by 10% by year-end 2020.||269 gal/ton (2010)||33% over baseline||26% over baseline|
|Provide customers with environmental impact data for our products through the development of Environmental Product Declarations for top 25 products in key markets by year-end 2018.||N/A
|Offer key customers recycling and/or like-kind exchange programs for processing end-of-life Southwire products by year-end 2016.||Limited customers||Strategy underway||Strategy underway|
|Publicly report sustainability data consistent with Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).||N/A||Achieved||Achieved|
* Only manufacturing and warehousing facilities are included in this statistic (excludes offices)
**Includes manufacturing facilities, warehousing facilities, and offices
Learn more about Southwire’s approach to Growing Green here.