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EHS Strategy and Guidelines

Strategy and Guidelines

For LEDVANCE, assuming social and corporate responsibility means protecting the environment, ensuring occupational health and safety, and preserving natural resources. Thus, we set up a corporate EHS policy and guidelines in order to integrate these issues into the overall management on a corporate-wide level.

EHS Policy

As a global company we are facing special responsibility for worldwide long-term challenges such as demographic change, climate change and diminishing resources. Sustainability is the key to securing our company’s future. Our commitment to being a socially responsible company requires that we meet the demands of commerce in an ecologically and socially sound manner. Hence, achieving excellence for Environmental Protection, Health Management and Safety is a high priority within LEDVANCE. A demonstrated commitment will increase the competitive advantage of businesses and our customers, and lay the foundation for a successful future.

The EHS policy was defined by the LEDVANCE Managing Board and is communicated to our employees and to persons working for or on behalf of our organization. It provides a framework for action and the setting of objectives, targets and programs for environment, health and safety topics. It also reaffirms the commitment to comply with applicable legal and other requirements which are related to these aspects.

EHS Guidelines

Our EHS guidelines define binding requirements and principles for the EHS management system. These guidelines support all company units in complying with legal and other requirements, implementing internal company regulations and achieving EHS goals geared towards a sustainable future. Our EHS guidelines give additional substance to the Business Conduct Guidelines, and are derived from our corporate values. The structure of the guidelines is in line with the following internationally recognized management system standards:

  • ISO 14001 – Environmental Management System
  • OHSAS 18001 – Occupational Health and Safety
  • ISO 50001 – Energy Management System

Environmental management according to ISO 14001

Since 1996, the international standard ISO 14001 has served as the basis for creating environmental management systems. It aims to continually improve environmental protection measures throughout the industry. A company can obtain ISO 14001 certification by:

  • Pursuing concrete environmental policies, including the establishment of environmental guidelines
  • Conducting regular environmental analyses aimed at establishing new environmental objectives and environmental programs to meet changing needs
  • Defining and documenting the allocation of funds for environmental protection
  • Conducting regular internal audits
  • Conducting regular evaluations of its environmental management and making changes where needed

LEDVANCE has created the necessary organization for this industry standard and a comprehensive system for environmental management. Worldwide all LEDVANCE plants are certified according to ISO 14001.

In case of need, certificates can be requested from the following address: sustainability@ledvance.com

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