Highlights on 2016The Sustainability Report 2016 is our Communication on Progress report to the UN on how our efforts in terms of sustainability have progressed.
Our sustainability program continues to be the foundation for our in-house focus on sustainability by providing guidance within our defined focus areas: Energy & Climate; Product Compliance & Transparency; Environment, Health & Safety; Ethical Conduct & Human Rights. In 2016, we have made solid progress within all four areas.
Energy consumption and CO2 emissionsIn 2016, we continued the implementation of energy-saving projects at the 27 largest factories worldwide, accounting for 84% of Danfoss’ total energy consumption.
In 2016, Danfoss’ energy consumption was 569 GWh compared to 587 GWh in 2015. With the net sales increasing with 3%, the energy intensity fell by 6% to 14.5 MWh/DKKm in 2016, versus 15.4 MWh/DKKm in 2015.
In 2016, Danfoss emitted 233,716 tons of CO2 as a result of its electricity and heat consumption compared to 234,400 tons in 2015.
Health & Safety
In 2016, Danfoss recorded 121 Lost Time Injuries (LTI) resulting in at least one day’s absence. This is a reduction from 127 LTIs in 2015.
The total LTIF – Lost Time Injury Frequency – was reduced to 3.3 in 2016 from 3.4 the previous year – a reduction of 3%. LTIF is the number of incidents that result in absence from work of one or more days per one million hours worked. In 2017, the focus will be on reducing the LTIF by the targeted 10%.
Ethical ConductIn 2008, Danfoss launched the Ethics Handbook, a set of guidelines for ethical behavior aimed at all Danfoss employees. In 2016, Danfoss continued the efforts to ensure high ethical standards and good business conduct by updating the Ethics Handbook and training people managers. One of the updates covered slavery and human trafficking in order to accommodate recent regulations.
We monitor our human rights impact and mitigate where relevant. As a member of the UN Global Compact, we are committed to live up to the UN Guiding Principles for Human Rights. During 2016, a new process for human rights due diligence and integration has been developed.