just released the 2018 Sustainability Report, and I wanted to share the
highlights and invite you to read
the entire report.
CLICK TO TWEET: While we build sustainable networks that make our customers more agile, we are also preserving the natural ecosystems from which we source our raw materials. Learn more by reading Zuzi Pospechova's blog containing CommScope's 2018 Corporate Responsibility Report.
CommScope, we believe that corporate responsibility and sustainability means
making decisions that have a positive impact on our people, planet and bottom
line. By utilizing innovative technology, intelligent engineering and
energy-efficient designs, CommScope is building sustainable networks that make
our customers more agile while also preserving the natural ecosystems from
which we source our raw materials.
biggest news over the past year was CommScope’s acquisition of ARRIS
International plc (NASDAQ: ARRS), a global leader in entertainment and
communications solutions. ARRIS is also issuing its 2018
Corporate Responsibility Report, which will be introduced on the ARRIS
Everywhere blog this week.
the ARRIS acquisition, CommScope reported a host of other achievements during
2018. Here are the highlights:
- For the 3rd
consecutive year, CommScope achieved a Gold level Corporate Social
Responsibility (CSR) rating from EcoVadis, a global leader in monitoring,
benchmarking and enabling sustainability in global supply chains. CommScope was
included among the top 5% performers evaluated by EcoVadis.
- We transitioned
our environmental certification from the ISO14001:2004 standard to the
ISO14001:2015 standard and expanded the certification scope—covering 61% of
manufacturing facilities in 2018. View our ISO14001
- We also initiated
the transition of our safety certification from the OHSAS18001:2007 standard to
the ISO45001:2018 standard and expanded the scope to cover 86% of manufacturing
facilities. View our ISO45001
- We diverted 86% of
non-hazardous waste generated in our manufacturing facilities away from
landfills by reusing, recycling and converting waste to energy.
- We continued our
focus on corporate priorities identified through our Employee Engagement
Survey— enhancing career development and growth opportunities for employees,
increasing speed of our business processes and decisions, and better serving
our customers by increasing agility and reducing complexity. Including a roll
out of uLEAD, an online self-service learning program for employees interested
in developing their business and leadership skills.
- We also updated
Global LearnCenter (GLC) for employee development and introduced a new approach
to Ethics and Compliance Training, using a consolidated training package
targeting over 6,500 knowledge workers. 100% of the targeted group completed
this annual training.
- We expanded our
wellbeing program and introduced Guidance Resources, the company’s first global
wellness resource program available to all employees and their families
- We began a
multi-year, global pay fairness assessment to objectively measure the results
of our pay practices.
- We conducted 306
Sustainability Assessments in our Supply Chain. These include review of
compliance and evaluation of established labor and ethics practices,
environmental practices, health and safety practices and business continuity.
2018 Sustainability Report details the environmental, social, and corporate
ethics and governance initiatives and progress we made during the past year. Read
the report and watch this space for more details about corporate
responsibility as we move through 2019.