Corporate Social Responsibility
We are completing the groundwork phase of a comprehensive, companywide Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy. Our aim: creating a stronger connection between our customers’ and our company’s mutual success and social progress.
LINKING CSR AND BUSINESS SUCCESS
We believe that business success and social progress are not mutually exclusive. We can improve profitability by reducing energy and resource consumption, which contributes to operational efficiency, across the company. Sustainable products and services can help build upon JBT’s technology advantage in the marketplace while contributing to customer CSR and profit goals. Our efforts to play an active part in meeting the world’s challenges can enhance our corporate reputation and help us attract and retain a strong, motivated workforce.
LAYING THE FOUNDATION: PROGRESS IN 2011
JBT advanced its efforts to create a CSR framework in 2011. We formed a CSR committee charged with gathering data for benchmarking and goal setting, communicating to employees regarding CSR initiatives and guiding ethics and HSE initiatives. We completed a second year of measuring our manufacturing environmental footprint in 2011—metrics include industrial and residual waste, CO2 emissions, energy use, and others — while assessing opportunities and resources for improvement. In our community focus area, we began the process of developing a comprehensive understanding of business-unit-led local initiatives and tracking the value of JBT matching grants.
PLANS FOR 2012
As we enter 2012, we will continue to thoughtfully advance our CSR initiatives in ways that will maximize engagement across our global organization and the impact of our efforts. Current plans for 2012 include rationalizing our vehicle fleet to improve efficiency, convening our first JBT Global Energy Forum, expanding CSR communications, developing a webinar program for employees and, as we continue to enhance data collection, creating an intranet site designed to encourage and facilitate CSR-related information sharing. We have formed energy teams at JBT facilities worldwide, and we’re developing a corporate-level program to catalog local energy efficiency improvement efforts and share successes.