Decalogue results

Decalogue results

Here are the results of our 5th Decalogue, published in 2014 with ambitions and targets for 2020. It is now replaced by our Sustainability Charter.

2014 commitments

2020 status

Products & Processes


Design products continuously decreasing energy consumption and enabling more energy efficient applications that create value for all stakeholders, with a focus on healthcare, safety/security, society and environment

Achieved through our Sustainable Technology, 63% of new products are responsible.


Strive towards a ‘product greening strategy’ through Ecopack® program deployment and 100% recyclable packing materials free of hazardous substances

99.9% products are Ecopack® (Business indicators).


Continuously apply the eco-design process for new products with a company-wide approach

All new products systematically go through an eco-design step during product development.

People and Community


Support local initiatives for sponsoring EHS projects, local EHS events at each of our sites, encourage our people to lead or participate in EHS committees, conferences

Each site defines and runs EHS initiatives according to local context and needs.


Strengthen our EHS culture through dedicated trainings and communications

Done through our Safety First program and ST certification process.


Promote volunteer activities and philanthropic contributions through dedicated programs

Done through our Community and Education and STEM your way programs.


Develop, coordinate and sponsor projects, that employ the use of high technology to promote human progress and sustainable development of less privileged communities around the world

Done through our ST Foundation Digital Unify program.


Support and promote equal opportunities and global diversity through dedicated policies and programs

Done through our Diversity and Inclusion programs.

Health and Safety


Number of work-related injuries and illnesses: remain among the best in class companies and with a medium term target Recordable Cases Rate (OSHA – Occupational Safety and Health Administration – USA model) at 0.2 or less

Recordable Case Rate (injuries only) 0.14.
Recordable Case Rate (injuries and illnesses) 0.15.


Severity of work-related injuries and illnesses: remain among the best in class companies and with a medium term target Severity Rate at 2 or less

Achieved 1.8 in 2018, but increased to 3.1 in 2020.


Subcontractors: improve the main on-site subcontractors Lost Work Days Cases Rate until 0.2 and then remain at 0.2 or less

Lost Work Days Cases Rate 0.24.


Expand and promote employees’ health and well-being with programs such as ‘Health Plan’, local initiatives and campaigns

ST Health Plan has conducted on average >30,000 medical examinations per year.


Ensure high ergonomics standards for our working environment

Ergonomics program in place.

Risk Management


Adopt an approach based on precautionary principles when assessing the EHS impacts of new operational processes, chemicals and materials

Approach systematically based on the principle 15 of the Rio declaration.


Strive towards continuous control, reduction or elimination of risks and of substances of concern in our processes and activities for an environmentally friendlier, safer and healthier working place

Done through our Chemicals program.


Align material management with Hazardous Substances Process Management System Requirements (HSPM standard IECQ 080000) and responsible sources initiatives (GeSI: Global e-Sustainability Initiative)

HSPM and responsible sourcing in place.


Within our Loss Prevention Program (Program to ensure our sites have an appropriate level of protection against fire, associated perils (smoke, corrosion, heat and water) and other risks), rate all our manufacturing and largest non-manufacturing sites HPR (Highly Protected Risk) or APR (Adequately Protected Risk)

In progress, 50% APR, 15% HPR and 35% not yet rated.


Continuously improve the management of the Supply Chain requesting our suppliers to meet the Social, Environmental, Health and Safety ST requirements, including ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 or equivalent certifications

Done through our Responsible Supply Chain program.
ISO 14001: 82% vs 76% in 2014.
OHSAS 18001: 45% vs 44% in 2014.

Energy Management


Continuously improve energy efficiency at equivalent production level (kWh per production unit) through process and facilities optimization, conservation and building design

Reduction of 6% average vs 2014 up to 2019, but an increase of 2% in 2020 (vs 2014) due to production loading impacted by COVID-19 pandemic.


Adopt, whenever possible, renewable energy sources through energy procurement and/or green energy installations

Our use of renewable energy increased from 19.7% in 2014 to 39.6% in 2020.


Design and assess all new building and manufacturing sites according to ‘LEEDTM’ (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) or equivalent standard

Best-in-class environmental standards used in the design of new manufacturing facility in Agrate, Italy, but not LEEDTM certified.


Integrate energy efficiency performance as a key criteria for design and execution of new facility projects

Old equipment systematically replaced with new energy-efficient technology for all facilities projects.

Water Management


Continuously improve water efficiency at equivalent production level through water saving programs and water recycling projects (cubic meters per production unit)

41% of water reused in 2020 vs 43% in 2014. 4% increase in water consumption per unit of production since 2014.


Control any risks of pollution before discharging wastewater into the natural environment

All wastewater is treated on-site or externally in dedicated treatment plants (Water).


Assess and evaluate the water stress assessment of all our manufacturing sites considering local constraints

Done. External assessment in 2014, to be reconducted in 2021. Regular internal assessments.

GHG and Air Emissions


Direct emissions (Scope 1 is defined in the GHG Protocol): reduce PFCs emissions (tons CO2 per production unit) by 30% in 2020 from 2010 baseline

-25% vs 2010.


Indirect emissions (Scope 2 is defined in the GHG Protocol) : decrease CO2 indirect emissions (tons CO2 per production unit) through our energy management programs (see section 5)

-35% vs 2014, due to renewable energies.


Transportation emissions (Scope 3 is defined in the GHG Protocol): reduce CO2 emissions (tons CO2 per production unit) from transportation and logistics for our products, materials and employees

-36% vs 2014, largely due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic (-2% in 2019 vs 2014).


Continue to compensate our direct emissions through reforestation programs and/or compensation voluntary projects

Done through our reforestation program (Energy and Climate Change).


Treat air emissions in appropriate abatement systems to control risks of pollution before discharging them into the natural environment

Improved our abatement systems at Agrate (Italy), Catania (Italy), Crolles (France) and Ang Mo Kio (Singapore) sites for Perfluorinated Compounds and Volatile Organic Compounds.

Waste Management


Strive to reduce to zero the quantity of hazardous waste in landfill (except where legally required)

2.0% of hazardous waste sent to landfill vs 4.2% in 2014.


Remain among the best in class companies with a reuse and recycle waste rate at 90% or more

Reached 94% in 2019, decreased to 88.1% in 2020 due to pandemic situation (Waste).


Remain among the best in class companies with landfilled waste rate at 3% or less

Reached 3.4% in 2019, increased to 6% in 2020 due to pandemic situation.


Strive to minimize our product packing waste generation

Punctual actions implemented on some sites.

Measurement and Validation


Continuously monitor our progress, including periodic audits of all our largest sites worldwide and cooperation with external stakeholders

Done see ST site certifications .


Maintain EHS certifications and validations (ISO 14001, ISO 14064 for scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions (as defined in the GHG Protocol), ISO 50001, OHSAS 18001 and EMAS) of all our sites

Certified for ISO14001, OHSAS18001/ ISO45001, EMAS, ISO50001 but did not maintain ISO14064 certification (ST site certifications ).


Certify and validate new manufacturing sites within 18 months of their operational start-up

Not applicable, no new manufacturing sites.

Regulation and Compliance


Comply at all of our locations (including housing services provided) with all applicable national, regional and local Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) regulations

Monitored through third party audits, with corrective actions where necessary.


Meet at all of our locations, the most stringent of, either their national/local EHS regulations, or the Company EHS policies and procedures

Monitored through internal audits, with corrective actions where necessary.


Ensure compliance to EHS legal requirements for all products delivered worldwide



Strive towards ‘green procurement’ and purchase Eco-LabelTM or other ‘green label’ (when available) materials and products

Environmental questionnaire sent to key suppliers, policy not yet in place.


Establish long standing partnerships with our customers to comply to their sustainability and EHS requirements