Measurable progress on corporate sustainability

on Tuesday, 09 June 2015. Posted in Two Way Radio Industry News Blog

Motorola Solutions 2014 Corporate Responsibility Report highlights investments in employees and communities; details reduced environmental impact

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – June 8, 2015 – Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) released its 2014 Corporate Responsibility Report today and marked significant progress in its investments in employees and communities and in reducing the company’s overall carbon footprint. The report reflects the company’s commitment to responsible practices and continuous improvement to become a more sustainable company.

“Our measurable progress on many environmental metrics reflects the dedication and professionalism of all Motorola Solutions employees,” said Terry Bell, vice president, Environment, Health and Safety Solutions. “The 2014 report gives us a report card on the progress made in managing our environmental impact and being a positive force in the communities where we do business around the world.”

The report shows that in 2014, the company:

  • Reduced its carbon footprint by 36 percent, used 30 percent less water and cut total waste by 17 percent compared with 2013 totals
  • Collected 572 metric tons of electronic equipment waste for recycling through “take-back” programs
  • Used renewable energy sources for 47 percent of its power in the U.S., as it continues to aim for a global goal of 30 percent of power coming from green sources
  • Encouraged more than 3,500 employees to participate in 275 volunteer projects that resulted in more than 80,000 hours of volunteer work for schools and other charitable organizations
  • Along with the Motorola Solutions Foundation, contributed more than $14.5 million in cash and product donations, including $6 million in grants supporting educational programs
  • Invested $9.2 million in development of its employees compared with $7.5 million in 2013
  • Continued its leadership in building solutions surrounding mineral sourcing that funds illegal armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and other central Africa countries, working with industry peers to double the number of smelters in its supply chain that are verified as conflict free
  • Received accolades from multiple corporate responsibility rankings organizations, including the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and Corporate Responsibility magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens

“Through our charitable giving and our employee volunteers, we make a positive impact in schools and cities,” said Matt Blakely, executive director of the Motorola Solutions Foundation. “The foundation’s investments in education encourage the innovators of tomorrow, and our grants for public safety make the world safer through cooperation with hundreds of charitable partners, many of them supported by our employee volunteers.”