The creation of the Environmental
Health and Safety Charter testifies
to Thomson multimedia's commitment to protect the natural balance
of our planet :
A series of measures have been put into effect, among them :
- A Product Life Cycle Management
strategy to take into account a systematic view of the design, manufacturing,
use and ultimate disposal of products in order to continuously minimize
their environmental impacts.
- Environmental Policies and Guidelines to conduct business
in a safe and environmentally responsible manner and to provide
guidance for the development, implementation and maintenance of
core EH&S; programs. When governmental regulations are more stringent,
programs have to be implemented accordingly.
- Training programs to provide environmental awareness to
- A steady and comprehensive Environmental Audit program
of manufacturing facilities to ensure continuous improvement of
pollution prevention ; land, water and air protection ; waste minimization
and reclaim ; energy and natural resources conservation.
- A computerized environmental data tracking system to facilitate
worldwide consolidation of indicators.
- an Environmental Performance assessment procedure to score
achievements towards meeting established objectives and goals.
Protecting the environment by reducing waste and emissions, and
recycling material are integral parts of Thomson multimedia's corporate
policy. Integrating these values into our processes, products and
services are key ingredients for sustaining the environment: during
2000 manufacturing sites generated 101,300 tonnes of non-hazardous
and hazardous waste among which 63,200 tonnes (62,4%) were recycled/reclaimed.
Some Thomson multimedia manufacturing sites are already certified according to ISO 14001 standards requirements. Corporate commitment is to get all manufacturing sites certified by January 1st, 2005.