PREPARED FOR THE FUTURE
ECOSMART™ emphasizes our company-wide sustainability efforts both internally and to the public. Our product development processes across all businesses are being retooled to provide increased focus on early identification of product sustainability opportunities that can be addressed during the design phase. These process enhancements will help ensure that every product is considered through an ECOSMART™ lens during development.
ECOSMART™ in Action
Plant and machinery improvements
To reduce waste, our manufacturing facility in Chiro, Taiwan replaced two electroplating lines with a single high efficiency line. This change drove 78 percent year-over-year reduction in chrome waste and an annual reduction of more than 13 million gallons in cooling water discharge. That’s enough water to fill 20 Olympic-size swimming pools.
We see the potential for our business to be an incredible force for good and that’s why we strive to create value beyond profits, including environmental and social value, generating a positive impact for our shareholders and stakeholders, as well as for society at large.
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Sustainability is our promise
Zero industrial liquid discharge
In 2014, our CDIY facility in Besançon, France became the first and only site in the country to be recognized as a "Zero Industrial Liquid Discharge" facility. The Government's Water and Sewerage Department recognized Besançon's ecological achievement in 2014 by signing an official agreement to support, educate and drive similar practices across France.