It’s not just about what we do – it’s how we do it.
Whether it’s finding ways to reduce our environmental footprint, increasing the sustainability of our supply chain or creating a safer workplace, we continually aim to protect our employees and the environment while developing high-quality, innovative products.
Our Health, Safety and Environmental Preventive Culture
Identifying, assessing and preventing occupational risks is a top priority for Bombardier. We strive to be a leader in Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) Preventive Culture, which, for us, means taking a highly proactive approach to limiting HSE risks and creating an environment where innovation and productivity flourish. Learn more about our HSE Preventive Culture.
A Sustainable Supply Chain
As we transform our procurement organization, sustainability remains a key criterion during the selection and qualification of our suppliers. We now consolidate our supplier base and select the best suppliers so we can:
Ensure we support job creation
Reduce the complexity of our manufacturing logistics and delivery, and
Meet our customers’ expectations, quality standards and delivery schedules.
All our suppliers are required to adhere to our Supplier Code of Conduct and we consistently monitor high-risks markets to ensure adherence. No significant violations were discovered in 2017.
Our Environmental Footprint
To reduce the environmental footprint of our operations and services, we’ve worked toward achieving the following targets*:
Reduce absolute energy consumption, GHG emissions, water consumption and waste by 1% between 2014 and 2018.
Reduce relative water consumption and waste by 1% and energy consumption and GHG emissions by 3% per 200,000 worked hours between 2014 and 2018.
Increase waste valorization (valorized waste compared to total waste) by 3% between 2014 and 2018.
*Baseline data from 2013
We’re currently reevaluating our performance targets for 2018 and the future.
To help achieve these targets, our sites around the world implement environmental improvements based on local assessments and priorities. For example in 2017, improvements at our Toronto manufacturing facility are being driven by our investments in energy-efficient technologies, including LED lighting, boiler upgrades, low CO2 emitting IT equipment and modern air conditioning units.
Read more about key indicators of our environmental performance.
In 2015, Bombardier Transportation, along with key customers and suppliers, founded Railsponsible, an initiative to drive the continuous improvement of sustainability practices within the railway industry supply chain. This initiative aims to support best practice sharing and capacity building among suppliers and to promote transparent reporting. As its first action, Railsponsible launched a common supplier assessment on the EcoVadis platform, allowing suppliers to complete a single form to report on sustainability practices to all Railsponsible members. We’re happy to report that industry involvement in Railsponsible continues to increase. As of September 2017, 692 railway industry suppliers agreed to take the EcoVadis assessment and share their results with all Railsponsible members—that’s 200 more companies compared to the beginning of the year.
Bombardier is proud to be a founding member of this important initiative and to work with our peers and suppliers to strengthen industry-wide efforts to enhance sustainable business practices.
Ethics and Integrity
Upholding the highest ethical integrity and leadership standards is vital to our success. Our Code of Ethics and Business Conduct sets clear standards of behaviour that our employees and board members are expected to follow. In 2017, we continued to deploy enhanced ethics and compliance training for all our employees, including e-learning and in-person training. We also gave targeted training on harassment, anti-corruption and our Code to managers and directors.
In 2017, we also launched a network of Ethics and Compliance Ambassadors to provide further support to our sites, acting as liaison between local sites and the Ethics and Compliance Office.
Anti-corruption and Anti-bribery
Bombardier has a zero-tolerance policy on corruption. As a global company, we inevitably encounter corruption and bribery risks in certain regions. We’re aware of these risks and we’ve implemented processes and support for employees so they know how to react in these situations.