Corporate responsibility is a philosophy that embraces our core company values and ensures we produce smart solutions that respect our people and our planet. This philosophy finds form in three key pillars:

  • Ethics and governance: We value integrity and transparency—and work diligently to maintain the highest standards of ethical business practice.
  • People and communities: We value the human rights of our employees and work diligently to positively contribute to the communities near our facilities.
  • Environment, health and safety: We value the world in which we live—and continually work to improve the wellness and personal safety of our professionals.

Governance

As a global company, CommScope has teams in place to govern practices and maintain a thorough system of checks and balances to comply with applicable laws and do our part for the well-being of our people and planet. They are:

  1. The Executive Sustainability Council (ESC)
    Comprising individuals from our senior management team, members of the Executive Sustainability Council (ESC) meet biannually, determine the overall direction, and approve company-wide strategies and initiatives.
  2. The Corporate Responsibility (CoRe) team
    CoRe team members represent Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability; Corporate Legal; Human Resources; Environment, Health and Safety; Wellness; Environmental Product Compliance; Business Continuity; Corporate Communications; and Supplier Quality. The CoRe team is responsible for determining best practices based on social, political, economic and environmental trends, and legal and customer requirements; maintain company policies and initiatives; and coordinate with local teams at each facility to implement strategic initiatives and activities.
  3. Local facility teams
    These cross-functional teams implement direction from the CoRe team locally, coordinating activities in support of the strategy and goals outlined by the ESC. Teams may include roles like site director, HR manager, ethics officer, EHS specialist and supplier quality engineers.

Progress

Measured against a baseline year and established goals regarding our impact on the environment and the health and safety of our employees, we regularly identify risks and opportunities in every initiative, from acquisitions to integrations. An example is the 2015 acquisition of the Broadband Network Solutions business from TE Connectivity and the integration that occurred the following year. From these learnings, we are setting new baselines and goals to continue our forward progress.

 

Goals

2015
objectives
2015
achievement
2016
objectives
2016
achievement
2017
objectives
Reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from CommScope large manufacturing facilities by 65 percent by the end of 2020.
(reporting in metric tons of CO2e, baseline 2008)
Status:
ACHIEVED

Achieved a 77 percent reduction by the end of 2015.
Establish a new baseline, reporting scope and reduction target for GHG emissions.Status:
PARTIALLY ACHIEVED

2016 established to be a new baseline.
New reporting scope established—manufacturing, administration, design centers, distribution centers, and aviation.
Establish a new reduction target for GHG emissions.
Divert nonhazardous waste from large manufacturing facilities from landfills to achieve a 97 percent beneficial reuse of waste (BRE) by the end of 2016.Status:
ACHIEVED

Achieved a 97 percent BRE by the end of 2015.
Divert nonhazardous waste from manufacturing facilities from landfills to achieve 94 percent BRE by the end of 2016. (goal adjusted to cover wider reporting scope)Status:
NOT ACHIEVED

Achieved a 93 percent BRE by the end of 2016.
Increase BRE of nonhazardous waste to 95 percent by the end of 2017.
Achieve a 25 percent reduction in major reportable injury rate in 2015.
(based on a three-year average)
Status:
ACHIEVED

In 2015, we achieved a rate of 0.52, 35 percent better than the target (0.80).
Achieve a 5 percent reduction in major reportable injury rate in 2016.
(based on a three-year average, adjusted baseline and reporting scope)
Status:
NOT ACHIEVED

In 2016, we achieved a rate of 0.41, 5 percent above the target (0.39).
Reduce recordable injury rate by 2 percent globally in 2017.
Achieve a 25 percent reduction in total restricted and lost workday rate in 2015
(based on a three-year average)
Status:
ACHIEVED

In 2015, we achieved a rate of 10.11, 54 percent better than the target (22.00).
Achieve a 5 percent reduction in total restricted and lost workday rate in 2016
(based on a three-year average, adjusted baseline and reporting scope)
Status:
NOT ACHIEVED

In 2016, we achieved a rate of 11.66, 7 percent above the target (10.99).
Reduce total restricted and lost workday rate by 9 percent globally in 2017.

Metrics

Take a look at the indicators that demonstrate our economic, environmental and social progress and impact.


Economic performance

Direct economic value generated and distributed2016 Revenue
    -Mobility Solutions
    -Connectivity Solutions
$4,924M
$1,958M
$2,966M
For further insight, view our 2016 Annual Report

 


Environmental performance


Energy
Energy consumption within the organization – total fuel consumption from non-renewable sources.2015 Total Fuel 
NG
Gasoline
Diesel
Propane
LPG
223,758 GJ
65,132 GJ
3,634 GJ
126,279 GJ
374 GJ
28,339 GJ
Energy consumption within the organization – total electricity, heating, cooling and steam. 2015 Total Electricity and Heating580,197 GJ

 

Energy consumption (gigajoules [GJ])
energy-consumption-2015

Note 1: 2012 - natural gas consumption adjusted due to late reporting from China facilities in 2013.
Note 2: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 refer to organizational changes in Announcements section of our annual sustainability reports.
 

 

Greenhouse gas emissions
Total direct (Scope 1) and energy indirect (Scope 2) greenhouse gas emissions.By region
2015 Total

    Americas
    Asia-Pacific
    Europe, Middle East, Africa

199,741 m.t. CO2e
 54,337 m.t. CO2e
108,800 m.t. CO2e
  36,604 m.t. CO2e
 By scope
 2015 Total

      Scope 1
      Scope 2

199,741 m.t. CO2e
112,929 m.t. CO2e
  86,812 m.t. CO2e

 

Total direct (Scope 1) and energy indirect (Scope 2) greenhouse gas emissions (metric tons CO2e)

By Region

GreenhouseGas_By_Region_2015  

By Scope

GreenhouseGas_By_Scope_2015  

Note 1: 2012 - GHG emissions from natural gas consumption adjusted due to late reporting from China facilities in 2013.
Note 2: Fugitive emissions - 5 refrigerants monitored until end of 2012, additional 15 refrigerants monitored from 2013.
Note 3: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 refer to organizational changes in Announcements section of our annual sustainability reports.

 

Water
Total water withdrawal.By region
2015 Total

  Americas
  Asia-Pacific
  Europe, Middle East, Africa

406,429 m3
 87,878 m3
270,586 m3
   47,965 m3
By scope
2015 Total

  Ground water
  Municipal water supply

 406,429 m3
 62,703 m3
   343,726 m3

 

Total water withdrawal by source (cubic meters [m3])

By Region

Water_Withdrawl_By_Region_2015  

By Source

Water_Withdrawl_By_Source_2015  

Note 1: 2008 ground water withdrawal estimated, no measuring device in place (three locations)
Note 2: 2008, 2009 municipal water supplies at three facilities not known, estimated as per 2009 and 2010 consumption
Note 3: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 refer to organizational changes in Announcements section of our annual sustainability reports
 

Total number and volume of significant spills.

There were no significant spills recorded at our large manufacturing facilities (LMFs) in 2015.
Definition of a significant spill (CommScope EHS Management System):
an accidental release of any regulated or hazardous substance, physical or biological agent that may affect human health, land, vegetation or bodies of water. If a spill impacts the air, water or land outside a facility and requires a designated EHS person to report the matter to any jurisdiction—or requires a third party for cleanup—it must be reported.

 


Social performance—labor practices and decent work, human rights

 

Total workforce by employment type, employment contract and region
Total workforce by employment type, employment contract, and regionMore than 19,000 employees in 2015

 

Total workforce by employment type, employment contract and region

Headcount by region

Headcount_byRegion_2015  

Workforce by employment type

Total_Workforce_byEmployment_2015  

 

Rates of injury, lost and restricted days
Rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, and number of work-related fatalities by region.Injury rate by region
2015 Total

   Americas
   Asia-Pacific
   Europe, Middle East, Africa
 
   0.52
   1.02
   0.20
   0.71
Lost and restricted workday rate
2015 Total
 10.11
Work-related fatalities
2015 Total
Zero

 

Rates of injury, lost and restricted days

Injury rate by region

Injury_Rate_byRegion_2015  

Total lost and restricted workday rate

Lost_Restricted_Workday_Rate_2015  

Note 1: In 2015, for every 1,000 employees, 5 employees have been involved in a major reportable injury.
Note 2: Injury rate includes major reportable injuries and work-related illnesses. Minor injuries are not included.
Note 3: Major reportable injuries are defined in our global EHS management system as “Incidents - Health & Safety - Level 3 and 4”.
Note 4: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 refer to organizational changes in Announcements section of our annual sustainability reports.
 

 

Child labor
Operations and significant suppliers identified as having significant risk for incidents of child labor, including measures taken to contribute to the effective abolition of child labor.
Operations (LMFs) with significant risk in 2015:
Suzhou, China
Goa, India
Reynosa, Mexico
Operations (LMFs) audited in 2015:
Agrate, Italy
Bray, Ireland
Catawba, NC, USA
Claremont, NC, USA
Euless, TX, USA
Reynosa, Mexico
New and existing suppliers
reviewed in 2015:

Americas - 39
Asia Pacific - 164
Europe, Middle East, Africa - 19
Total - 222
There were no incidents of child labor found.
Measures:
Child Labor Policy,
Internal audits—large manufacturing facilities (LMFs)

Supplier Sustainability Survey

 

Ethics
Percentage and total number of business units analyzed for risks related to corruption. All of CommScope’s 23 business units were analyzed each quarter in 2015 for ethical risk.

 

Recognizing excellence

We celebrate our company’s recognitions from a variety of respected organizations and publications. View the list of award-winning CommScope professionals and solutions.

Reporting

CommScope’s annual sustainability report (following the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards and guidelines) provides information about our economic, environmental, and/or social impacts—positive or negative—toward the sustainable development goals. The report details our efforts to protect the environment, promote the health and safety of our workforce, and support the communities where we operate. You can find recent reports here.

Risk Assessment

CommScope proactively manages risk. We recently completed a corporate-level assessment using the EcoVadis platform. CommScope was awarded gold-level recognition and achieved an overall score of 63/100, which certifies:

  • Our structured, proactive approach to corporate responsibility
  • Our established policies and processes to help tackle important issues
  • Our capacity to clearly report on selected activities and key performance indicators

Our manufacturing facilities utilize the EICC-ON self-assessment questionnaire to identify risks and opportunities for improvement. We also use Entropy, our primary EHS risk assessment/management tool, to perform a variety of internal monitoring and reporting activities.

Internal Audits

CommScope routinely audits our manufacturing facilities using ISO14001, OHSAS18001, SA8000 and ISO26000 standards to ensure compliance to the environment, health, safety, labor and ethical business practices. Facilities in high-risk countries are audited for labor and ethical practices by our CoRe team every two years, while facilities in low-risk countries are audited every three years. Our EHS team audits environment, health and safety practices every three years using international and company standards. Each externally certified facility also maintains its own team of internal auditors.

Reporting to the Audit Committee of CommScope’s Board of Directors, our Corporate Audit and Advisory team also performs independent, objective audits of our internal processes and controls following the Institute of Internal Auditors International Professional Practices Framework.

Certifications

CommScope maintains a variety of certifications based on four widely accepted industry standards.

To view a specific certification, select your preferred facility location:

Health and Safety Management System certifications (OHSAS18001):

Multisite |  Bray, Ireland |  Brno-Modrice, Czech Republic |  Campbellfield, Australia |  Goa, India  |  Hickory, NC, U.S. |  Lochgelly, U.K. |  Reynosa, Mexico |  Suzhou (CSC), PRC |  Warrington, U.K.

Environmental Management System certifications (ISO14001):

Multisite |  Berkeley Vale, Australia |  Bray, Ireland |  Brno-Modrice, Czech Republic  | Brno-Slatina, Czech Republic |  Burchdorf, Germany |  Campbellfield, Australia |  Catawba, NC, U.S. |  Claremont, NC, U.S. |  Goa, India |  Hickory, NC, U.S. |  Lochgelly, U.K. |  Reynosa, Mexico |  Suzhou (CSC), PRC |  Suzhou (CSA), PRC |  Warrington, U.K.

Quality Management System certifications (ISO9001/TL9000):

Multisite_BSI (TL, ISO)
Ashburn, VA, U.S. |  Brno-Modrice, Czech Republic |  Buchdorf, Germany |  Catawba, NC, U.S. (TL) |  Euless, TX, U.S. |  Faenza, Italy |  Forest, VA, U.S. |  Goa, India |  Joliet, IL, U.S. |  Lochgelly, U.K. |  Reynosa, Mexico |  Richardson, TX, U.S. (Telecom Pkwy) |  Suzhou (CSC), PRC

Multisite_nqa (ISO) 
Agrate, Italy |  Bella Vista, Australia |  Berkeley Vale, Australia |  Bodelwyddan, U.K. |  Bray, Ireland |  Brno-Slatina, Czech Republic |  Buenos Aires, Argentina |  Catawba, NC, U.S. (ISO) |  Claremont, NC, U.S. |  Chelmsford, MA, U.S. |  Guildford, U.K. |  Kessel-Lo, Belgium |  Malton, U.K. |  Pardubice, Czech Republic |  Richardson, TX, U.S. (Lookout Drive) |  Singapore

Multisite_nqa (TL, ISO)
Delicias, Mexico |  Fuquay-Varina, NC, U.S. |  Greensboro, NC, U.S. |  Juarez (Bermudez), Mexico |  Juarez (Praderas), Mexico |  Shakopee, MN, U.S.

Individual site (ISO)
Bangalore, India | Shanghai, PRC | Suzhou (CSA), PRC | Wuxi, PRC | Warrington, U.K.