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ReportAlert.info - Sulzer AG (SWF:SUN) Publishes Sustainability Report 2011
(3BL Media) July 20, 2012 - Sulzer is committed to building its business success on responsible action and sustainable growth. In its Online Sustainability Report 2011, the company reports on its sustainability efforts to build trust and act as a credible and competent partner who creates sustainable value for its key stakeholders.
Sulzer's main contribution to a sustainable world is threefold:
Supporting the needs of a fast growing and developing world by leveraging the opportunities of megatrends, while mitigating associated risks
Improving its own impact on the global environment and society
Providing customers with sustainable energy-efficient solutions
Creating financial value
In 2011, Sulzer achieved adjusted growth in sales of 17.2%. With a return on capital employed of 18.8%, Sulzer clearly created financial value.
Looking after employees and communities
Health and safety remained of the highest importance for Sulzer. In 2011, the company further reduced the frequency of accidents from 4.4 to 3.7 accidents per million working hours. Creating jobs is an essential contribution to supporting the prosperity and quality of life in communities. Sulzer created 940 new jobs worldwide in 2011 (excluding acquisition effects).
Reducing environmental impact
Sulzer aspires to be a leader in energy efficiency within its industries, both with regard to its own operations and the ecological performance of its solutions. In 2011, CO2 emissions per net value added were reduced by 5% compared to the prior year. In the same year, energy consumption per net value added remained stable. In order to highlight the superior environmental standards of Sulzer solutions, the company issues environmental product declarations (EPDs).
In addition to the Online Sustainability Report 2011, Sulzer published "Insights into Sustainability 2011" with highlights of the company's sustainability performance. Visit http://www.sulzer.com/en/About-us/Sustainability to find out more about Sulzer.