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.
100% of sites certified to ISO 14001 (Environmental Management) standards
92% of sites certified to ISO 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety Advisory) standards
90,880 hours of environmental training across all sites in 2020
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.
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.?
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.
98% of the new generation Valeo i-StARS starter-alternors are recycled
When you visit any website, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. This information might be about you, your preferences or your device and is mostly used to make the site work as you expect it to. The information does not usually directly identify you, but it can give you a more personalized web experience. Because we respect your right to privacy, you can choose not to allow some types of cookies. Click on the different category headings to find out more and change our default settings. However, blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience of the site and the services we are able to offer.
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
These cookies allow us to measure visits and traffic sources so we can improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and your personal data will not be identified by these cookies as they collect anonymous information. Some other sites may call these “performance or analytics cookies”. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.
These cookies enable us to personalise your experience on our site with things like relevant content (e.g. videos) or products you might be interested in (e.g. based on what you previously viewed). These cookies may be set by us or by third party providers who add services/features to our sites (e.g. videos). If you would like the site to be more tailored to you, please turn these cookies on.