Environmental Leadership

Environmental Scorecard

Our environmental scorecard includes key metrics that address global resource efficiency, environmental management and sustainable design.

Energy
In 2008, we consumed 465 gigajoules of electricity, gas, propane, steam and diesel per million U.S. dollars revenue. We aim to reduce energy intensity by 30 percent by 2018 and have achieved a 11.7 percent reduction through the end of 2012.

Waste
In 2008, we sent 5.4 metric tons of waste to landfill or for incineration per million U.S. dollars revenue. Our 2018 goal is to reduce waste intensity by 20 percent  and we have achieved a 8.3 percent reduction through the end of 2012.

Water
In 2008, we consumed 145 cubic meters of water per million U.S. dollars revenue. Our 2018 goal is to reduce water intensity by 10 percent  and we have achieved a 5.4 percent increase through the end of 2012.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG)
In 2008, we emitted 64 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent per million U.S. dollars revenue. Our 2018 goal is to reduce GHG intensity by 30 percent and we have achieved a 13.0 percent reduction through the end of 2012. This goal extends our previous target to reduce our global GHG intensity by 30 percent from 2002 to 2012, which we achieved in 2008.  We have also added an absolute GHG reduction goal of 1 percent per year and achieved a 3.5 percent absolute reduction in 2012.

ISO 14001
This environmental management system standard helps businesses reduce their environmental footprint and decrease pollution and waste.  We have nearly achieved our 100 percent goal with over 98 percent of manufacturing facilities compliant or certified to ISO 14001 by the end of 2012.

Design for Sustainability
Our Design for Sustainability program helps us manage and minimize environmental impact across the product lifecycle including design, manufacturing, use and disposal.  As of 2012, all major new products in all business units undergo design-for-sustainability reviews.

Note: These performance values use the best data available at time of publication. Previously reported data and goals have been adjusted for acquisition, divestment and structural changes consistent with global environmental reporting protocols.