Environment Health Safety Our Decalogue At STMicroelectronics we believe that a company driven by Total Quality Management has the responsibility to aim for the highest quality in its commitment to environment, health and safety. The foundations for this belief are ethical and social, but we are also convinced that this commitment can make us stronger Cnancially and help us attract the most responsible and competent people to work with us. Our vision is to become a corporation that strives for zero accidents in the workplace for our people, and for zero impact of our activity on the environment.
1 2 1.0 Regulations 1.1 Meet the most stringent Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) regulations of any country in which we operate, at all of our locations. 1.2 Comply with all relevant international protocols at least one year ahead of ofCcial deadlines at all our locations. 2.0 Conservation 2.1 Energy: reduce total energy consumption (kWh per production unit) by at least 5% per year, through process and facilities optimization, conservation and building design.
2.2 Water: reduce water draw-down (cubic meters per production unit) by at least 5% per year, through conservation, process optimization, reuse and recycling. 2.3 Chemicals: reduce total consumption of chemicals by ... more. less.
at least 5% per year (weight per production unit), through process optimization and recycling. 3 4 3.0 CO 2 Neutrality 3.1 Energy: reduce total emissions of CO 2 due to our energy consumption (tons of CO 2 per production unit) by at least 5% per year.<br><br> 3.2 PFCs: reduce absolute perDuorinated compounds (PFC) emissions by 10% in 2008 from 1995 baseline. 3.3 Renewable energies: adopt whenever possible, renewable energy sources such as wind, hydroelectric, photovoltaics and thermal solar. 3.4 Carbon sequestration: compensate for the remaining CO 2 emissions through reforestation or other means, aiming at carbon neutrality by 2010.<br><br> 4.0 Pollution 4.1 VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds): reduce the VOCs emissions by at least 10% per year (weight of VOCs/production unit). 4.2 AcidiCcation: reduce the emissions by at least 5% per year (kg of SO 2 equivalent per production unit). 4.3 Eutrophication: reduce the phosphorous (P) and nitrogen (N) compounds discharged into water by at least 5% per year (weight of P+N per production unit).<br><br> 4.4 Heavy metals: reduce the heavy metals discharged into water by at least 10% per year (weight/production unit). 4.5 Noise: meet a 8noise-to-neighbors 9 rate of less than 60 dB(A) at any point and any time outside our property perimeter for all sites, or comply with local regulations (whichever is the most stringent). 5 6 5.0 Risk Management .<br><br> 5.1 Chemical selection and screening: adopt an approach based on precautionary principles when assessing the EHS impact of new chemicals and gases. 5.2 Strive towards continuous reduction and control of hazards, hazardous material and processes and associated risks in the quest for a healthy working place and employees well-being. 5.3 Eliminate all CMR ( C arcinogenic, M utagenic, toxic for R eproduction) substances.<br><br> 6.0 Waste 6.1 Reuse or recycle at least 95% of our waste. 6.2 Reduce the generation of waste by at least 5% per year (kg per production unit). 7 8 7.0 Products and Processes 7.1 Design products for decreased energy consumption and for enablement of more energy efCcient applications.<br><br> 7.2 Develop and manufacture products and processes, responsibly managing their potential environmental impact (DFE: Design For Environment). 7.3 Contribute to global environmental control establishing the Life Cycle Assessment on selected products/processes with the purpose to minimize all environmental and social impacts from raw material, manufacturing, use and disposal. 8.0 Proactivity 8.1 Promote the use of more efCcient (less consumption and low pollution) vehicles for our employees and encourage the use of alternative ways of transportation (mass transportation, car sharing, two wheeled vehicles, etc.).<br><br> 8.2 Support local initiatives for sponsoring environmental projects, sponsor local EHS events at each of our sites, encourage our people to lead or participate in EHS committees, conferences, etc. 8.3 Establish long-standing partnership with suppliers and customers to achieve common environmental goals and strongly encourage suppliers and subcontractors to be EMAS validated, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certiCed, and assist them through training, support and auditing. 9 10 9.0 Health and Safety 9.1 Number of work-related injuries and illnesses: reduce the Recordable Case Rate (RC Rate) by at least 10% per year.<br><br> 9.2 Work-related injuries and illnesses with days away from work, job transfer, or restriction: reduce the DART ( D ays A way from work, job R estriction, job T ransfer) Rate by at least 10% per year. 9.3 Severity Rate (total number of days away from work): reduce the Severity Rate by at least 10% per year. 10.0 Measurement and Validation 10.1 Continuously monitor our progress, including periodic audits of all our sites worldwide and cooperation with international organizations and corporations to benchmark and deCne future goals.<br><br> 10.2 Measure progress and achievements using 1994 as a baseline (where applicable) and publish our results in our annual Corporate Responsibility Report. 10.3 Maintain the ISO 14001 certiCcation, EMAS validation and OHSAS 18001 certiCcation of all our manufacturing sites worldwide. 10.4 Certify new manufacturing sites within 18 months of their operational start-up, including regional warehouses.<br><br> www.st.com