Flex Releases 2016 Global Citizenship Report


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Electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider Flex has released its 2016 Global Citizenship Report, which summarizes its worldwide social and environmental activities, performance and results for calendar year 2015, providing a look at some of the work Flex employees do to contribute to a better world.

Key achievements cited in the report include:

  • Reduced CO2 emissions by 20 percent, exceeding the company's revenue-based goal
  • Achieved goal of 15 percent reduction in Injury and Occupational Disease Incidents
  • Reduced electrical use by more than 25,700 MWh/year by installing Flex designed and built LED light fixtures in facilities in 12 countries
  • Recycled 647,000 m3 of water during 2015, equivalent to the annual water consumption of 1,170 homes
  • Named to Fortune's "World's Most Admired Companies" list

"This past year we expanded our sustainability program to include global corporate citizenship in addition to social and environmental leadership," said Mike McNamara, Flex CEO. "In one sense, this serves to formalize some central elements of our culture – which we believe is key to the strength and resiliency of our organization – including our commitment to protect the environment, treat our people with respect and dignity and improve the communities where we live and work."

The 2016 report includes plans for future global citizenship activities, aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and outlines Flex's commitment to 20 goals for 2020. Flex will report progress toward these goals twice per year through its external website.

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