Environmental Responsibility

Valeo is committed to limiting the environmental impact of our activities. To ensure a high level of environmental safety and prevent pollution, our operational directives are based on the most stringent global standards, focusing on production processes that have less impact on the environment, biodiversity, waste treatment and distribution processes.

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Environmental performance

Based on our past results and identified scope for improvement, we intend to continue reducing our environmental footprint through 2030 by improving the environmental performance of our processes in the following ways:


Improving energy efficiency in production

We constantly seek to improve energy and resource consumption during production by consistently reviewing our processes and implementing individual site initiatives (such as eco-efficient lighting, insulation and heating systems). In 2015, we launched new energy efficiency projects on 70 sites. We continue to work on reducing our carbon footprint in all production processes.


Reducing water use

We strive to optimize and control our water consumption, reduce the risk of polluting supply sources and ensure good quality water for our staff through monitoring and recycling systems.


Respecting biodiversity

We work to limit our impact on biodiversity by adhering to our “Biodiversity” Directive which lays down guidelines for measures to adopt during the selection, construction, operation and closure of plants.?


Reducing waste

We work to limit the production of waste and recycle waste when possible. Each production site is required to manage waste treatment to limit its impact on the receiving environment.?


Optimizing transportation and logistics

We work to limit emissions related to logistics and transportation by designing our transportation strategy in the most energy-efficient way possible. We also aim to limit our packaging consumption via partnership?with automotive suppliers and customers.?


Favoring eco-design: an important part of our environmental responsibility

When we develop a new product, we bring different people and competencies together, working to assess and limit the environmental impact of a product during its lifetime (via life-cycle analysis), from design to recyclability.

In order to achieve this, Valeo’s eco-design process aims at improved recyclability, less consumption of raw materials, the use of new materials that enable weight reduction, less pollution during re-treatment, as well as high safety and security standards.


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