When people hear the word “sustainability”, they often think only about environmental impact and becoming a “greener” organization. Here at Gentherm, we believe that sustainability is about much more. It’s about how we positively impact our employees and their families. It’s about the efforts we take to be environmentally friendly. It’s about the products we create and how they can bring health, wellness, comfort and efficiency to make the world a better place. It’s about how we interact with the communities in which we do business and have operations.
We believe that sustainability is fundamental for our success in creating long-term value for our employees, customers and other key stakeholders.
Our Sustainability Approach: People, Planet and Places
As global citizens, we strive to
be leaders and positive influences
in the communities where we operate.
Through charity outreach efforts,
supporting our employees or
fostering educational opportunities,
Gentherm helps make the places
where we do business better.
Building a Winning Culture
Innovation distinguishes a leader from a follower and we live up to that by empowering our employees. Our teams are comprised of creative individuals that believe in challenging the status quo by applying the latest tools and thinking toward thermal solutions. Our passion drives us to provide systems and solutions that not only help our customers but improve the world and make meaningful differences in everyday life.
Gentherm’s culture is built on our four Winning Culture Behaviors of Customer Focus, Employee Engagement and Inclusion, Global Mindset and Performance and Accountability. Every team member is empowered to have a direct impact on the Company by working together to build a strong and inclusive workplace for all employees.
Having a Positive Impact on Our Environment
Protecting the environment not only benefits us, but also future generations. Making a difference in improving energy efficiency is in our mission and we are working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save energy and decrease waste.
Our products are designed to break boundaries between “what is” and “what is possible.” We are working to reduce energy consumption by developing products that provide energy savings. Our technologies deliver consistent performance, have a lower carbon footprint and work to use non-harmful and recyclable materials.
We believe we can always do better and do more. We take this responsibility seriously and are always looking for ways to improve our environmental results.
Committed to Progress
At Gentherm, we support initiatives and institutions around the globe that improve the communities where we live and work. Making our communities a better place is integral to what we do and who we are. Since our company was founded, donating to charities, educational organizations and disaster relief efforts worldwide has been a key part of our organization. We are committed to remaining active in the community and continuing our legacy of corporate responsibility and volunteerism as well as educating and improving the lives of the next generation through STEM education.
From providing food, shelter, healthcare and mentoring, we are committed to improving the communities where we live and work. Through our corporate contributions and employee volunteer initiatives, we demonstrate that we care about the future of the communities where we operate.
2020 Plans and Commitments
This is our inaugural sustainability report, but this certainly is not the first time we’ve thought about these topics. People, Planet and Places are not just three words, they are a commitment from our team to continue to move forward, to continually strive to get better at what we do and how we do it. For 2020, we are focused on foundational programs and projects that will help us drive positive change, including:
- Developing a baseline of key sustainability metrics.
- Evaluating a broad range of sustainability measures, including those we have already implemented in some locations as well as benchmarking other measures implemented by companies in the industries in which we operate.
- Scaling and advancing our sustainability activities and best practices across our many locations.
- Continued focus on the safety of our employees to drive reduction of accidents and near misses.
- Raising awareness and global engagement on sustainability from all levels of the organization, including support from CEO-led global town-hall meetings, employee engagement, internal communications and more.
We are proud of our company, our employees and our products. We are excited about where we can go as we continue to drive Gentherm forward.
If you have any questions or need further information, please email our team at Sustainability@Gentherm.com