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Letter from our CEO, Dennis Woodside
At Motorola Mobility we thrive on change. We compete in markets around the world where new technologies happen with lightning-quick speed. Even the founding of our company with the separation of Motorola, Inc. into two separate entities in January 2011 was quickly followed by our recent acquisition by Google.
During times of great change, it’s important for us to know who we are and what we stand for as a company. Our long-held Corporate Responsibility Business Principles reflect a legacy of responsible operation and integrity that has remained, unwavering, since the first days of Motorola Inc. and our world famous brand. As we look towards the future, we remain committed to these principles—both internally and across our supply chain partners.
Corporate responsibility applies to a multitude of different functions and circumstances. Three areas that are especially significant to our future are supply chain responsibility, green design and climate impact.
Supply Chain Responsibility
We face an exciting future of rapid innovation in the mobile and home device space, but the pressure to bring new technology to market rapidly and at minimum cost is extreme. We must do all we can to ensure that the companies that manufacture materials, components and finished products on our behalf both respect labor standards and demonstrate care for the environment. To ensure this is the case, this year, we will significantly increase scrutiny of our supply chain. We will require all strategic production suppliers to complete self-assessments and increase our program of audits of our production suppliers.
The consumer electronics industry has achieved remarkable growth and technological progress. Along with this innovation is our drive to reduce the life-cycle impact of our products. We strive to address every aspect of our development process—from the materials we use, to the energy consumed in use, to the recovery and reuse of components. One example of this is our Home business, which has demonstrated what can be achieved with our latest set-top box products. Our current models use less than half the power of our equivalent 2005 models, and more recent generations are at least 20 percent more energy efficient than their predecessors while delivering more functionality. Motorola Mobility is the top manufacturer of ENERGY STAR V3.0 compliant set tops, with 13 different models that qualify. We are continually making improvements in this area, and look forward to a new level of innovation.
We recognize that businesses must be part of the climate change solution. Motorola Mobility has worked hard to reduce our emissions of greenhouse gases by improving energy efficiency and by purchasing renewable energy. By 2016, our goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 10 percent (compared to 2011 numbers). This year, 40 percent of our energy needs came from renewable sources, significantly surpassing our target 30 percent. We are aiming to have 50 percent of all power we consume to be from renewable sources by 2020. While continuing to purchase renewable energy and voluntary renewable energy credits, we will also be evaluating technologies for on-site generation.
Motorola Mobility has a bright and exciting future—one in which our commitment to corporate responsibility and sustainability issues will be instrumental in supporting and achieving our business goals. I invite you to read our results and welcome your feedback.
CEO, Motorola Mobility