Tom Sipher, Vice President, Environment, Health & Safety

"While concrete progress in all aspects of EH&S has been made, we continue to strive for health and safety excellence and the conservation of the earth's natural resources through sustainable business practices. Regular reviews of our global operational policies and standards support this commitment to continuous improvement."

 

The Technicolor Charter governing health, safety and environmental matters affirms our commitment to conduct business in a safe and responsible manner and to protect employees in their daily work. An effective occupational health and safety program, as defined by Technicolor, looks beyond specific requirements of law to address all hazards.

 

Health & Safety

Our health and safety programs aim to identify potential risks and take appropriate prevention and risk reduction measures. Accident and injury prevention programs focus on local, site-specific health and safety work groups.

Work group members help ensure workplace safety by periodic assessment, improvement of written programs and procedures, revisions in machines or materials, and training. They also help prevent mishaps stemming from potential physical, chemical, biological and ergonomic risks through inspections and audits, systematic analysis of accidents and incidents, and implementation of corrective measures as needed.

For more information on our health and safety initiatives and performance, please refer to our 2013 CSR Report.

Environment

Technicolor is committed to environmentally responsible business practices.

Technicolor understands that consistent, universally applied standards help each site meet local requirements. Standards also provide a base to encourage people at each location to go beyond local regulatory requirements. This approach has been formalized in the Technicolor Corporate Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) Charter, which provides a framework to manage and foresee environmental risks.

We track indicators of environmental performance and progress at industrial and non industrial locations, as we strive to reduce waste generation and increase recycling, increase our energy efficiency, limit water consumption, control air emissions, and wastewater effluents.

A table showing the 36 sites and a description of our tracking methodology is featured in the “Our Performance” section at the end of Technicolor’s 2013 CSR report.


 

Technicolor’s Reforestation Program at Manaus, Brazil

"At Technicolor we consider our employees to be the company's most important asset and in our efforts to always be a responsible corporate citizen, we constantly strive to have our HR policies and programs reflect  this philosophy as well as promote the role of each and every individual in contributing to good corporate and environmental stewardship."

Started in 2010, Technicolor’s reforestation program in Manaus involves the planting of acai berry trees – renowned for their ability to absorb greenhouse gases - in deforested areas of the Amazon. In this way, program participants not only contribute to tackling deforestation which is responsible for 15% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions but also help raise the awareness of fellow employees and residents as regards the importance of preserving natural resources and how we all play an important part in the fight against global warming. 

Technicolor Connected Home

Eric Adam, Chief Procurement Officer & Connected Home Operations & Sourcing

The implementation of ecodesign and sustainable product develop­ment methodologies is a key factor in reducing negative environmental impacts associated with production processes. With this in mind, Techni­color has placed sustainable production processes at the forefront of its agenda which not only benefits the environment but also serves to drive innovation and quality improvement.

 

Technicolor has worked to address environmental issues across the development, manufacture, use and end-of-life disposal of its products for some time. Beginning in 1992, Technicolor has initiated a number of policies and guidelines to meet legal and corporate responsibilities in terms of human health and environmental protection.

In addition, the Connected Home activity has gone even further by developing its own environmental policy to ensure that not only regulations and standards are respected wherever the company operates around the world, but that environmental considerations are recognized as crucially important by every employee.

More specifically, the Connected Home activity’s Environmental Product Policy commits the organization to:

  • Comply with all the laws, regulations and industry guidelines endorsed by Technicolor.
  • These include the European Union Code of Conduct on Energy Efficiency of Digital TV Service, and Energy Consumption of Broadband Equipment.
  • Constantly monitor environmental impacts through the management and control of hazardous substances and through waste reduction. This includes meeting the requirements of the European Union Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive and the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation (see Materials page for more information)
  • Constantly improve environmental management through regular audits.
  • Work with its suppliers to further drive environmental improvements.
  • Improve the environmental performance of its operations by better managing the entire lifecycle of electrical and electronic equipment.

For more information on our environmental and, in particular, ecodesign initiatives as conceived and implemented by the company’s Connected Home activity, please refer to the pertinent section in our 2013 CSR Report.