Sustainability

 

Metrics at a Glance



Growing Green

Energy Consumption within the Organization (GJ)

*Information obtained from utility bills, estimates used where data unavailable; Energy consumption calculated based on 1,025 Btu/cf natural gas (2013 average per US Energy Administration), 91,420 Btu/gal propane (Alternative Fuels Data Center, 2014), 1,054.2 Joules/Btu, 3.6 MJ/KWh

Energy Intensity (kWh/ton)*


 

*2016 baseline and 2017 status values were revised to reflect corrections to site production numbers following the implementation of SAP, which altered the intensity calculation.

Scope 1 & Scope 2 GHG Emissions
(Metric Tons of CO2e)*†

*Southwire uses a subscription software solution to consolidate GHGs (CO2, CH4, N2O, HFCs, PFCs, SF6 and NF3) into CO2e. Global Warming Potential (GWP) values for natural gas, propane, etc. are based on the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report, 2014 (AR5). All sites are under operational control.

Our subscription software consolidates GHGs (CO2, CH4, N2O, HFCs, PFCs, SF6 and NF3) into CO2e. Factors in the system are either based on US EPA eGRID factors (electricity) or in-country equivalent or the best estimate for international sites; GWP values for natural gas, propane, etc. are based on the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report, 2014 (AR5). All sites are under operational control.

GHG Emission Intensity (CO2e/ton)*
 

 
* 2016 baseline and 2017 status values were revised to reflect corrections to site production numbers following the implementation of SAP, which altered the intensity calculation.

Total Waste by Disposal Method (Tons)*

*For waste by type see our 2019 GRI Content Index

Water Intensity (Gallons/Ton)*




*2016 baseline and 2017 status values were revised to reflect corrections to site production numbers following implementations of SAP, which altered the intensity calculation.

Living Well


 

OSHA Total Recordable Injury Rate (TRIR) & Lost Work Day Rate (LWDR)—Permanent & Temporary Employees*†

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*Number of incidents per 200,000 hours worked. TRIR includes all “OSHA Recordable Injuries”—first aid is not included, fatalities are included.
The lost workday rate (LWDR) is calculated as work days missed per 200,000 hours worked, beginning with the first day the employee was to work next.

Giving Back


 

Southwire Volunteerism

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Doing Right

Spend on Diverse Suppliers (Millions of Dollars)

Diverse Suppliers (Percentage of Supplier Base)


Building Worth


 

Active Patents

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