Committed to the long-term value of a robust environmental, social, and governance (ESG) strategy
Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ: LFUS), an industrial technology manufacturing company empowering a sustainable, connected, and safer world, has released its 2021 Sustainability Report on littelfuse.com/about-us/sustainability. The narrative underscores the integration of its strong corporate strategy throughout its business.
"We are pleased to highlight our progress on key initiatives that enrich our environment, associates and communities, and governance," said Dave Heinzmann, Littelfuse President and Chief Executive Officer. "I would like to thank our global teams, customers, suppliers, and other partners, who work each day to strengthen our sustainability efforts. We are proud of the advancements we made during 2021 and look forward to continuing to share our developments.”
Significant report enhancements, which covers the calendar year ended December 31, 2021, include:
- Framework alignment beyond the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards to include Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
- Scope 3 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions estimate
- US ethnicity, or EEO-1, data
- Goals and actions to increase global female leaders and US Black and African American employees
- Emphasis on zero-tolerance policy for, and prevention of, human trafficking, modern slavery, and child labor
- Expanded dialogue on product environmental compliance and supplier sustainability
- Direct material supplier initial sustainability self-assessment initiative
“In 2021, we continued to enhance transparency in communication of our sustainability journey,” said Rebekah Mihm, Littelfuse Global Ethics, Compliance and Sustainability Manager. “We approach the program with a continuous improvement mindset, delivering notable progress in our second year of reporting. We expanded framework alignment and implemented more rigorous controls around data governance to ensure continuity across the global organization. Longer-term, our strategic reporting roadmap is consistent with our ongoing prioritization of comprehensive disclosures for all stakeholders.”
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Littelfuse (NASDAQ: LFUS) is an industrial technology manufacturing company empowering a sustainable, connected, and safer world. Across more than 15 countries, and with approximately 17,000 global associates, we partner with customers to design and deliver innovative, reliable solutions. Serving over 100,000 end customers, our products are found in a variety of industrial, transportation and electronics end markets – everywhere, every day. Learn more at littelfuse.com.
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