New corporate responsibility programme launched

24 January 2011

Tyco Electronics has announced the launch of the Tyco Electronics Responsibility Advantage (TERA) programme and the release of its first corporate responsibility report.

The TERA programme brings together the existing environmental, supply chain, workplace, governance, community and other related programs within TE (Tyco Electronics).

"Launching the TERA programme and publishing our first report are significant milestones for our company," said Tom Lynch, Chief Executive Officer for TE. "TERA co-ordinates, expands and leverages our environmental, safety, governance, social, and philanthropic efforts worldwide – many of which have been in place and steadily improving."

Highlights of the TERA programme and the TE 2010 Corporate Responsibility Report include:
• TE has continued to make significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption by implementing energy savings recommendations. TE achieved an 8% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 2009 to 2010, a year when sales revenue grew 18%.
• Tyco’s health and safety total recordable incident rate in 2010 was 0.52 incidents per 100 employees; a 28% improvement compared with the 2009 rate and a 37% improvement compared with 2008.
• TE is progressing in its implementation of water and wastewater reduction plans in its manufacturing operations. TE's Menlo Park, California site implemented process improvements to save 16,000,000 gallons of water annually.
• The company continues to contribute to the communities in which it operates. For example, TE employees in China volunteered with the Wheelchair Foundation's Red Chair programme to assist physically handicapped and elderly citizens touring the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai.

TE used the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G3 Sustainability Reporting framework to help select and organise the content for the report and is self-declaring at a GRI Application Level B.

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