SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TE Connectivity (TEL) released its 2013 corporate responsibility report today giving a comprehensive look at the company's progress in environmental impact reduction, social responsibility in the supply chain, community involvement, corporate governance and responsibility in the workplace. TE's 2013 corporate responsibility report highlights several key accomplishments including:
- The company demonstrated continued environmental responsibility in its operations by reducing greenhouse gases by 17 percent; energy consumption by 12 percent; water usage by 16 percent; wastewater discharge by 15 percent; and hazardous waste by 42 percent.
- As an example of its commitment to energy reduction, the company's manufacturing plant located in Kakegawa, Japan, was designed with 4,536 solar panels that generate electricity at a rate of 1,079 kilowatts/hour, equivalent to the electricity used in 256 average households in Japan.
- TE localized 87 percent of its nearly $4.6 billion global material spend, contributing to the regional economies in which the company has operations.
- The company and its Foundation made contributions of over $3.5 million to charitable causes around the world.
"We are committed to innovation that accelerates the world's connectivity," said Tom Lynch, TE Connectivity Chairman and CEO. "We are equally committed to delivering on that promise responsibly, sustainably and ethically – while always focusing on being a responsible member of the communities in which we are located."
Read more about TE's corporate responsibility efforts at http://www.te.com/responsibilityreport.
ABOUT TE CONNECTIVITY
TE Connectivity (TEL) is a $13 billion world leader in connectivity. The company designs and manufactures products at the heart of electronic connections for the world's leading industries including automotive, energy and industrial, broadband communications, consumer devices, healthcare, and aerospace and defense. TE Connectivity's long-standing commitment to innovation and engineering excellence helps its customers solve the need for more energy efficiency, always-on communications and ever-increasing productivity. With nearly 90,000 employees in over 50 countries, TE Connectivity makes connections the world relies on to work flawlessly every day. To connect with the company, visit: www.TE.com.
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