Value Chain

Value Chain

We implement programs to manage our impacts for each step of our value chain.

Main steps of our value chain

 

Management of our impacts

Suppliers

We require our suppliers to implement the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) standards and encourage ISO and OHSAS certifications to address ethics, social, environmental, health and safety risks.
We participate in the Responsible Minerals Initiative.

Products

Through our Sustainable Technology program we design products systematically taking into consideration the environmental impact of the device during its whole lifecycle, including raw materials, transportation, manufacturing, usage and end of life.

People

We ensure the health and safety of our employees through advanced management systems and certification.
We implement our Code of Conduct and the RBA standards in all our sites to mitigate our ethics and labor and human rights risks, and carry out regular assessments and audits in all our production sites.

Environment

We deploy programs to reduce our direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions from all our operations, including Perfluorinated Compounds (PFCs), which have a very long atmospheric lifetime and high global warming potential. We are committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2027.
We minimize the environmental, health and safety risks related to the chemicals and materials used in the manufacturing process, by basing the selection, handling, and substitution on the precautionary principles.
We are continually reducing our water footprint through reuse and recycling and all our wastewater is treated before being discharged into the environment.
We reduce, reuse, recycle or recover as much of our waste as possible, rather than sending it to incineration or landfill.

To know more about our value chain and business model, read our latest Sustainability report.