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Our license to operate is predicated on our compliance with international laws, standards, codes of conduct and our own strict business principles. Compliance is also a basic customer and stakeholder expectation.

As responsible stewards of the world around us, we not only comply with but adopt best practices and internationally recognized standards that guide our work and allow us to take greater industry leadership.

Management systems

All our operating manufacturing plants are certified to the ISO 14001 environmental management standard. By FY2020, six plants (38%) had received certification in the ISO 50001 standard. ISO 50001 requires organizations to establish systems and procedures necessary to improve their energy efficiency, use and consumption. We expect all our sites to attain ISO 50001 in the coming years. In FY2020, we finished certifying all our sites to the IATF 16949 standard, which is an automotive quality management system certification with a quality management standard above the requirements of ISO 9001.

Our Environmental Audit Program not only reviews the compliance and implementation of our standards but also includes biennial safety and compliance audits. These audits, conducted by HSE corporate staff and outside auditors, include inspections, employee interviews and detailed reviews of regulatory issues at each plant to ensure 100% compliance with national, regional and local regulations. Any issue identified is prioritized and tracked monthly by the Corporate HSE Managers through Enablon, our integrated sustainability management tool. In FY2020, we conducted eight audits of our environmental performance and nine of our health and safety performance.

Investing in world-class facilities

To improve efficiency, we continuously invest in and enhance our older plants while also developing a new generation of facilities to support future sustainable business growth. In FY2020, we invested approximately $17 million in state-of-the-art technology to help us maximize the efficiency of our manufacturing processes and enhance our environmental performance.

These investments include:

Ensuring high standards of data privacy globally

On May 25, 2018, the European Union enacted the GDPR to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe and reshape the way organizations approach data privacy.

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