folks would love the ability to peer into the future and accurately predict the
outcome of events far down the road.
Unless you’ve got some hidden superpowers, this isn’t happening. Your crystal ball is as cloudy as mine.
that doesn’t mean we don’t have questions about tomorrow and beyond. In fact, at CommScope, we ask ourselves key
business questions every day so that we can become a better company. One major area of our focus—and future questions—is
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability.
What will the future say about CommScope? What legacy will we leave to our children?
don’t know the specific answers to those questions, of course, but we have a
good indication based on a year’s worth of activities, projects, volunteerism,
and investment in the area of responsibility and sustainability, as highlighted
in the just-released 2013 CommScope Sustainability Report.
2013 report, titled “Investing in Our
Future,” provides a detailed look at CommScope’s efforts and progress to
help make the world a better place today and, more importantly, in the
future. It tackles the questions of our
future by capturing the essence of our long-term commitment to:
people we employ
customers we serve
communities in which we operate
resources we use
technologies we produce
future we are creating together
described in the report, our overall Corporate
Responsibility and Sustainability program has three key pillars: Ethics and Governance; People and Community; and
Environment, Health and Safety. To help track our progress and drive continual
improvement in these areas, we adopted four objectives based on the management
systems according to the International Organization
(ISO) and the Occupational
Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS).
first-year results show great promise:
greenhouse gas emissions by 25% before 2020.
Result—By January 2014, we reduced our GHG by
49% from the 2008 baseline—achieving our goal six years ahead of schedule.
Objective #2—Achieve a 5%
reduction in major reportable injury rate by the end of 2013.
Objective #3—Achieve 95% beneficial
reuse by the end of 2014.
Result—We are on target to achieve this goal.
Objective #4—Achieve a 5%
reduction in restricted and lost workday rate by the end of 2013.
Result—We fell short of this objective in 2013,
but are redoubling our efforts to hit the target in 2014.
We are proud of all
that the global CommScope team has done for the environment, their communities,
our business and our customers. Our
focus on Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability has never been higher, yet
it is a long-term story that is in its early chapters. Take a look at our efforts and global story
as detailed in our new 2013 report. CommScope
sees tremendous potential for producing sustainable ideas and solutions that
will make future generations happier and healthier. We think you’ll agree.