Schindler discloses its sustainability performance data for the reporting period January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013. Once again, Schindler's sustainability reporting is realized according to the guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the most widely recognized global framework for sustainability reporting.
Major improvements include the reduction of vehicle fleet emissions, as well as enhanced safety initiatives and training activities.
Schindler has set itself the global target of reducing CO2 emissions by 30% by 2016, with 2012 serving as the reference year. In 2013, emissions were reduced by 7.4% due to the implementation of the global fleet policy in 2012.
Safety, one of Schindler's core values, advanced significantly. In 2013, Schindler reduced its lost time injury frequency rate by 15% compared to the previous year, resulting in an improvement of over 84% since the start of its behavior-based safety initiative in 2007.
Another example out of the numerous advancements realized in 2013 is the average number of technical training days provided per employee. An average of 7 days in training was spent, compared to 5.5 days in 2012. This exceeds Schindler’s target of 5 training days per year for every installation and service technician.