Highlights of the 2017 reporting period include the reduction in energy intensity, the establishment of a Diversity in Leadership program and further progress on safety.
Energy intensity decreased by 4% during the reporting year even though both headcount and revenue grew by around 5% in 2017. The largest contributor to energy consumption is our global fleet of over 23,000 vehicles. Since 2012, we have achieved a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of 29% and 22% based on headcount and revenue respectively.
In late 2017, Schindler established a Diversity in Leadership program. It aims to build a more inclusive leadership profile and is one of the Group´s pillars of the broader diversity agenda. The program is designed to develop women role models and ultimately increase the proportion of women in leadership positions.
Safety is one of our core values and in 2017 further progress was made. We improved the lost time injury frequency rate by another 8% compared to the previous year. Compared to 2012, we improved by more than 40%.
Since 2012, Schindler has published a sustainability report that adheres to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines, a global framework for sustainability reporting. The 2017 report was compiled according to the GRI G4 guidelines and discloses our sustainability performance data from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017.