As a global leader in providing a large range of communication and video technologies, finished products, systems, equipment, and services to businesses and professionals in the entertainment and media industries, Technicolor is committed to environmentally responsible business practices and understands the importance of establishing consistent and universally applied standards. Such standards not only assist each of its locations to meet the requirements of the country in which they are located, but also provide an added benefit of encouraging each location to develop programs that 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 a wide range of environmental data at 52 worldwide sites, including waste management (total waste generated, landfilled and recycled), energy consumption (electricity and fossil fuels), water consumption, air emissions (greenhouse gas emissions), main materials used and process wastewater effluents.

A table showing the 52 sites and a description of our tracking methodology is featured in the "Our Performance" section included at the end of our Sustainability Report

Carbon Footprint and Climate Change

Technicolor participates in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) since 2008 and has a long-standing commitment to the principles of a responsible management of environmental resources.

CDP is a not-for-profit organization which promotes the exchanges of best practices and fosters dialogue around Climate Change issues, including carbon emissions, water shortage, and forest conservation, from corporate, governmental or non-governmental bodies.

Technicolor's annual disclosure is publicly available on the CDP's website: and can also be consulted in the CSR documentation below.

The Group's first carbon footprint assessment was published in 2008 taking into account business travel, worker travel between home and work, incoming and outgoing freight and transportation, energy use, waste disposal, raw materials, and the use of refrigerants and industrial gasses.

Our focus has evolved in recent years, the Company undergoing significant changes, resulting in a growing emphasis on business to business partnerships with Media & Entertainment professionals. Technicolor is now at the forefront of digital innovation and has transformed to a low carbon intensity company.

Climate change is integrated into Technicolor's business strategy along two primary axes: development of eco-friendly products and services and infrastructure improvements to reduce emissions or to maintain performance when faced with climate impacts. The development strategy has Technicolor joining or leading various industry groups, regulatory Committees, or trade collaborations as a way to find or to create improvements and manage them into the product or service offerings. The infrastructure strategy is to seek out improved efficiencies in technology or human process/behavior.

Examples are upgrades of existing lighting installations, building management systems, Research & Innovation programs linked to integration of smart-grid software in Set-Top Box, energy efficiency improvements from eco-design of products or packaging, anticipation on upcoming legislation, increased use of energy from renewable resources.

Locally, other initiatives exist such as a "green car" policy for leased vehicles or a carbon-neutral emissions compensation program implemented at the Set-Top Box manufacturing facility in Manaus, Brazil.

Finally, Technicolor is preparing its facilities to mitigate the material effects of climate change (principally severe weather episodes such as heavy rainfalls and flooding or draughts or storms) by putting in place the needed prevention programs and adapting emergency action and contingency plans where needed.


Technicolor Mitigation initiatives

In Brazil, the Technicolor Manaus manufacturing plant dedicated to the production of Set-Top Boxes for the Americas has a long-term plan to improve its carbon footprint. From reverse logistics schemes, to recycling waste or tree planting carbon compensation initiatives, it has recently built a solar panel electricity generating plant capable to cover 10% of the electricity consumed by the site. An organic vegetation project is unfolding in parallel, featuring a composting project, a nursery of fruit, vegetable and ornamental plants, and a vegetable garden, all contributing to a decrease of carbon emissions generated by the activity (Manaus already compensates 100% of its emissions), while proposing a more favorable social environment for the employees.

The DVD Services division has launched a comprehensive energy audit with the assistance of Schneider Electric, with a goal to reduce the Carbon emissions of sites. The site of Memphis, based on expected return on investment, selected 9 projects out of 24 potential energy saving initiatives. Among the nine were waste heat recovery from the compressed air system, repair of a variable frequency drive (VFD) on a compressor, temperature setback of heating and cooling units, and replacement of metal-halide lighting fixtures by LED fixtures.


For more information on Environmental initiatives and performance,  please refer to our CSR documentation below.

CSR Documentation

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