In a typical year, we supply millions of product manuals to our customers. Recently we decided to switch some of our most popular product manual user guides to an online platform. This improves accessibility for our customers and cuts down on thousands of physical pages and CD-ROMs, which is a nice thing for the environment, too.
We set challenging goals for energy use, emissions, recycling and waste reduction to minimize our environmental footprint. In 2021, we set a new greenhouse gas goal in alignment with Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) methodology to reduce Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 95% by 2031. The safety of our employees in the workplace is also of critical importance to our company – our safety programs help prevent and eliminate safety hazards before injuries and illnesses occur.
Goal to create a low-impact workplace
The behavior of individuals is central to our ability to reduce environmental impact and maintain a safe workplace. We engage with our employees in our Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) programs through a range of channels, including awareness programs and employee training.
Underpinned by a robust EHS management system, we undertake a range of systematic activities to reduce the overall environmental impact of our operations:
• Our Green Building Strategy delivers targeted actions to improve the environmental performance of specific facilities
• We conduct EHS audits at our sites to assess compliance with our EHS policy, management system and legal requirements
• Our global energy team coordinates energy management activities across Motorola Solutions
We do not shy away from our responsibility to deal with environmental liabilities where past operations have led to the need for restorative work. We are involved in a range of remediation activities, often in partnership with other companies and organizations, to ensure that former sites of manufacturing and waste disposal facilities are restored to an acceptable condition.
One of those locations is the North Indian Bend Wash area near Scottsdale, Arizona.