Conserving resources has always been a goal at our factories – for the simple reason that maximizing resource efficiency makes good business sense and allows these factories to be more competitive. The same is true for the company as a whole. To measure the degree of achievement of OSRAM environmental protection objectives, environmental data is systematically recorded on a corporate level. As an ISO 14001 certified company we establish and monitor measurable environmental targets, which are in line with the requirements of ISO 14001, chapter 4.3.3 Objectives, targets and programmes.
OSRAM will align with the ambitious EU 20-20-20 targets for its global operations, which means a 20% absolute reduction of CO2 emissions, water consumption and waste generation by 2020 based on the 1990 values (OSRAM base year is 2006).
Global EHS Reporting
OSRAM’s Environment, Health and Safety Software Suite is based on specialized EHS software and is implemented to address the EHS related information requirements of OSRAM and its organizational units. It also covers the basic stakeholder information needs of external stakeholders like public interest groups, customers, suppliers and environmental organizations.
Our Global EHS Reporting System helps us to prepare quarterly and annual environmental reports and evaluate environmental performance. Moreover it allows us to collect consistent environmental data, compare performance across sites and over time, and generate unified reports across all the OSRAM sites. It enables the EHS managers, and executives to monitor and analyze EHS performance on site, country, region and corporate level.
Financial and non-financial KPIs are equally important for OSRAM´s internal and external stakeholder communication. As environmental reporting can effect how sustainability driven investors, customers and, the public see OSRAM we report on our environmental performance with professionalism and in the best possible quality. Our environmental reporting covers all our production sites, major offices and distribution centers which cover 95% of our total number of employees and 80% of our revenue.
Amongst other data, environmental reports contain information on specific and absolute water consumption, changes in carbon dioxide emissions, energy consumption, and the volume of waste produced at each plant.