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There’s a mindset that we regard as quintessentially Oerlikon. Our achievements in sustainable innovation are one part of the equation, but the relationships that foster those innovations play a significant role in that success.

Our culture is one of collaboration — with our customers, with the industries we serve, and with one another. Oerlikon’s capacity for listening to customers, understanding the challenges they face and working closely with them to find the right solutions has propelled us to our market leadership positions.

We take equal pride in our record of success in attracting employees who are remarkable not only for their expertise and experience, but also for their commitment to working as a team to improve living conditions on our planet. This Oerlikon mindset is visible in every R&D advance and every solution we bring to market, and it’s a source of tremendous pride in our company as a whole and our people as individuals.

Our targets

Reporting practice / targets
GRI 102-47

Enviromental (own operations)

Priority Topics Objective 2019
Baseline
2021 2030
Target
Climate & Energy Implementing energy management system at sites1
Increasing the share of electrical energy from renewable sources2
Increasing the share of operations that are climate neutral3
12%
n.a.
n.a.
19%
22%
n.a.
100%
100%
100%
Circular Economy Reducing the share of disposed waste 42% 31% 21%
Innovation Increasing the share of R&D investment in products that must cover ESG criteria4 n.a. 72% 100%

Social

Priority Topics Objective 2019
Baseline
2021 2030
Target
Employment Practices Increasing % of woman in management and leadership roles
Increasing % of woman in high potential program
12%
24%
12%
23%
20%
30%
Health & Safety Ensure Zero Harm to People
-Decreasing the rate of recordable work-related injuries (TAFR)5 
0.88 0.72 <0.50

Governance

Priority Topics Objective 2019
Baseline
2021 2030
Target
Ethics & compliance Increase completion of CoC training both electronically and in person6 n.a. n.a. > 95%
  -% of employees who completed e-training7 91% 97%  

1          Energy management systems include both ISO-50001-certified and Oerlikon-defined Energy Management Systems.
1          All relevant sites are larger production and office sites (totaling 155 sites in 2020 and 160 sites in 2021, excluding sites acquired in 2021) and do not consider small offices, which are offices with less than 50 employees. In 2021, data from operational                    sites were consolidated, ie. relevant sites plus a few small sites that reported data.
2          GRI 102-48: The energy from renewable sources considers only electrical energy. The share of electrical energy from renewable sources is available for the first time in 2021 and thus, becomes the baseline figure.
3          Climate neutral includes relevant operations and only considers Scope 1 & 2 emissions. The baseline will be defined in 2022.
4          GRI 102-48: The R&D investments have been redefined to include R&D investments not only for new but for all products, excluding R&D for customers in the oil & gas and defense industries, in which Oerlikon generates less than 5% of its revenues.
5          Health and safety data excludes small offices. The total FTEs at these small sites account for less than 1% of total Oerlikon global FTEs.
6          GRI 102-48: Oerlikon intends to ensure that all employees are trained, both electronically and in person. Face-to-face training will be piloted in 2022 – 2023 and will be regularly conducted after the pilot. The 2030 target remains unchanged.
7          GRI 102-48: The 91% completion for the baseline year considered only e-training that was completed over a 2-year period, ending in 2019, and is thus, restated accordingly. In 2021, e-training was conducted for all employees with digital access, excluding those from Germany and 2021 acquisitions.

 
 

Our Responsibility to Stakeholders

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a framework demonstrating Oerlikon’s priorities as a business and as a global citizen. While we support all the SDGs, eight of them are the most relevant in terms of our ability to serve the environment, our people and every individual or community with a stake in our work.

Our stakeholders are equally important in determining our role and responsibility. We recognize that our relationships with each of these stakeholders are essential to our ability to pursue growth targets and maintain our standards of business conduct. It is in keeping with the needs and expectations of our customers, employees, investors, policymakers, capital markets and civil society that we can achieve sustainable results and long-term growth.

Longtime advocates of partnership in bringing innovation to market, we value listening to our customers and collaborating with suppliers and contractors in support of our shared commitments. Within our company, we encourage curiosity and that individual employees and teams are open to unconventional ideas. In our experience, a workplace that gives its employees the freedom to reach their potential is just as essential as investment in R&D resources in commercializing industry-leading innovations.

Transparency guides our decision making and our accountability. Read on to learn about our commitment and how we govern innovation for sustainability.

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Contact

Sara Vermeulen-Anastasi

Sara Vermeulen-Anastasi

Head of Group Communications

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