As a leading provider of innovative lighting, controls, and building management solutions, we engage closely with our customers about energy efficiency and help them reduce their energy costs and lighten their impact on the Earth's environment. We also have a long and successful history of managing the health and safety of our operations, complying with environmental regulations and requirements, operating with a high level of integrity, and supporting the lives of our associates and our local communities. We plan to shine more light on these topics and share with our stakeholders more information about our efforts.
This year, we are enhancing our approach to ESG performance. I am pleased to announce the beginning of the Acuity Brands EarthLIGHT program. Through EarthLIGHT, we will organize our ESG efforts, further improve our performance, and better highlight our results on numerous ESG factors. These efforts are intended to lighten our impact on the Earth and to benefit our company, associates, customers, and communities.
(E) ENVIRONMENTAL PRINCIPLES
Acuity Brands is committed to following principles in support of our environmental objectives:
We expect to reduce the environmental impact of our innovative products and solutions, over their entire life cycle, by:
We expect to minimize the environmental impact of our own facilities and our supply chain, primarily by:
We will focus on all key stakeholders by involving our associates, suppliers and partners in our continuous improvement process. We will promote environmental awareness through product and solutions training and education to associates, suppliers and partners.
(S) SOCIAL: OUR PEOPLE AND OUR COMMUNITIES
Acuity Brands is committed to the following principles related to our communities and our talented and dedicated workforce that helps us grow our business and develop the next generation of innovative lighting solutions:
We will maintain a safe and healthy workplace by:
We will focus on associate engagement by:
Our commitment to people also extends into the communities where we operate. We will find new and innovative ways to engage with and delight our customers, and we will expand the many ways in which we improve the communities in which we live and work.
(G) GOVERNANCE: HOW WE DO BUSINESS MATTERS
Acuity Brands is committed to the following principles related to the governance of its business: