STMicroelectronics announced the publication of its 2020 Sustainability Report. The 23rd report contains details and highlights of ST’s sustainability performance in 2019 and presents the Company’s ambitions and longer-term goals for 2025 in alignment with the United Nations Global Compact1 Ten Principles and Sustainable Development Goals.
“Sustainability is one of the three pillars of ST’s value proposition. It is fully embedded in our company DNA and in the daily operations of ST’s 46,000 outstanding employees, who are once again proving their resilience, creativity and commitment to our communities in these challenging times. We approach sustainability by addressing the opportunities and challenges associated with the long-term trends reshaping our societies: our technologies are enablers of safer, greener mobility, advanced power & energy management across all types of systems and devices, and at the heart of the IoT & 5G. Addressing these opportunities and challenges paves the way to long-term sustainable growth for ST as a global company, for our stakeholders, and more broadly for society” said Jean-Marc Chery, President and CEO of STMicroelectronics.
2019 highlights included:
Company & Business
Delivered net revenues of $9.56 billion, an operating margin of 12.6%, and invested 15.7% of revenues in R&D to support innovation;
Reached 62% of new products classified as ‘responsible’ (products that have the greatest positive impact on the planet and society), an increase of 24% compared to 2018, in the framework of our Sustainable technology program launched in 2011;
Strengthened supplier audit program with the RBA2 standard and methodology deployed across our supply chain in order to engage them in doing business responsibly; 99% of new suppliers screened on social and environmental criteria; and
Included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices World and Europe.
People and communities
Continued to promote employee health and well-being; conducted 97,715 medical acts worldwide vs 87,742 in 2018;
Enrolled more than 8,000 human resources staff and managers in a Diversity and Inclusion awareness training program in 2019;
Covered 100% of our 11 main manufacturing sites with RBA audits, all scores above the industry average;
Strengthened STEM3 program for inspiring the next generation with 83% of our community initiatives dedicated to education; and
Increased our engagement score in 2019 with 77% of our employees recommending ST as a great place to work.
Accelerated our efforts to address climate change challenges and achieved our goal of reducing our GHG emissions per unit of production by 21% compared to 2016, six years ahead of our 2025 goal;
Engaged in the clean energy transition using more green energy in our manufacturing operations, 26% of the electricity we purchased in 2019 came from green sources;
Succeeded in reducing our overall water footprint by 76% (per unit of production) over the last 25 years, and received a B score in the CDP4 water security in 2019, positioning ST higher than the average for the electrical and electronic equipment sector and the global CDP average; and
Reused, recovered, or sent for recycling 94% of our waste, remaining on track to reach our goal of 95% by 2025.
The 2020 Sustainability Report (2019 performance) can be viewed here and downloaded as a PDF here.