Flex 20 by 2020 –
Progress Report

 

 

Flex has established 20 goals targeted for 2020 that align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. These goals reflect our commitment to the highest standards for our People, Community and Environment. Innovation and Integrity are core priorities for our leadership, and we ensure that these traits are reflected in how we run our operations and supply chain.

Biannual Progress Report 

Period: Jan- Dec, 2016 | Last update: June, 2017

Goals

Increase Employee Development

Increase the average training reach to employees by 5 percent year over year (Base year 2016).

CY2016  5% year over year
Base Year Target 2020
Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and Progress Status
 
Average Number of Hours of Training per Employee 1
2016
 
 

(1) This metric includes global online training and leadership and supply chain and engineering training programs. Prior to 2016, only major sites (based on population) were measured. In 2016, the metric was expanded to cover all Flex entities.

Year
Status
2015
 
 

NA

2016
 
 
 

Increase Flex Pledge Audits

Audit 100 percent of all Flex manufacturing sites to ensure regulatory and Flex Pledge compliance.

  100%

Target 2020

 
Percentage of Sites Completing Flex Pledge Audits 2
2016
 
 

(2) Version: Flex Pledge 3.0.

Year
Status
2015
 
 
 
2016
 
 
 

Increase Human Rights Policy Training Completion

Train new employees on Flex human rights policy, with a 95 percent or higher completion rate.

  95%

Annual Target

 
Percentage of New Employees Completing Human Policy Training
Year
Status
2016

Under development

 

Increase EICC Compliance for Rest Day Requirements

Ensure full compliance with EICC rest day requirements.

  95%

Annual Target

 
Percentage of Employees that Complied with the EICC Rest Day Requirements 3
2016
 
 

(3) In 2015, only covering hourly production workers in China, Mexico and USA. In 2016, Brazil, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore were added.

Year
Status
2015
 
 
   
2016
 
 
   

Decrease Incident Rate

Promote a zero injury culture and achieve a reduction in the global incident rate of at least 10 percent (Base year 2015).

CY2015  10%
Base Year Target 2020
 
Incident Rate 4
2016
 
 

(4) Number of employees per 100 full-time employees that have been involved in a recordable injury or illness.

Year
Status
2015
 
 
 
2016
 
 
 
Goals

Increase Volunteer Hours

Increase global volunteer hours by 15 percent (Base year 2015).

CY2015   15%
Base Year Target 2020
Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
 
Number of Volunteer Hours
2016
 
 
Year
Status
2015
 
 
 
2016
 
 
 

Increase Percentage of Sites with Community Activities

Maintain percentage of sites with implemented local community engagement activities at 90 percent or higher.

  90%

Annual Target

 
Percentage of Sites with Community Activities
2016
 
 
Year
Status
2015
 
 
 
2016
 
 
 

Implement Worker Empowerment Training Program

Improve the technical and vocational skills of manufacturing employees by partnering with an NGO to develop a Worker Empowerment Training Program at 20 supplier sites.

  20 suppliers

Target 2020

 
Number of Supplier Locations that Participated in Worker Empowerment Training Program
Year
Status
2016

Under development

 

Implement Flex Foundation - Community Grants

Partner with nonprofit organizations to provide life-long learning, technical and vocational skills and innovation and entrepreneurship at 100 percent of our sites that have an employee population of over 5,000.

  100%

Target 2020

 
Percentage of Sites with Community Grants 5
2016
 
 

(5) Sites with 5,000 or more employees.

Year
Status
2015

Under Development

 
2016
 
 
 
Goals

Decrease CO2e Emissions

Reduce CO2e emissions by at least 10 percent normalized to revenue (Base year 2016).

CY2016   10%
Base Year Target 2020
Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
 
CO2e Emissions Intensity (Tonnes/$ M of Revenue) 6
2016
 
 

(6) In 2016, GHG tracking process was enhanced by adding steam, refrigerants and jet fuel related emissions, as well as, updating electricity factors according to the latest Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and International Energy Agency (IEA) reports. WSP has conducted a review of Flex's 2016 greenhouse gas inventory to evaluate alignment with the GHG Protocol, see review letter here.

Year
Status
2015
 
 

NA

2016
 
 
 

Increase Use of Renewable Energy

Increase the utilization of renewable energy by deploying a minimum of two megawatts of solar power annually and/or procuring the same amount of power from third party renewable sources.

CY2016   2MW year over year
Base Year Target 2020
 
MW of Renewable Energy Used
2016
 
 
Year
Status
2015

Under Development

 
2016
 
 
 

Decrease Water Consumption

Reduce overall water consumption by at least 10 percent absolute (Base year 2015).

CY2015   10%
Base Year Target 2020
 
Water Withdrawn (m3)
2016
 
 
Year
Status
2015
 
 
 
2016
 
 
 

Increase Water Recycling

Increase recycled water rate to 10 percent (Base year 2015).

CY2015   10%
Base Year Target 2020
 
Percentage of Recycled Water
2016
 
 
Year
Status
2015
 
 
 
2016
 
 
 

Increase Waste Diversion Rate

Achieve and maintain a diversion rate of waste from manufacturing processes at or above 95 percent.

  95%

Annual Target

 
Waste Diversion Rate 7
2016
 
 

(7) Percentage of waste diverted from landfill destinations.

Year
Status
2015
 
 
 
2016
 
 
 

Increase the Number of Powered Homes Equivalent

Flex Energy Solutions will have manufactured enough solar PV modules and solar trackers to power 3.5 million homes.

  3.5 million of homes

Target 2020

 
Number of Powered Homes Equivalent 8
2016
 
 

(8) Equivalency refers to the number of homes that can be powered with the MWs of solar panels and trackers produced by Flex. Calculation is based on the assumption that the energy demands of a home are equal to the energy demands of an average (5KW) California household.

Year
Status
2015

Under Development

 
2016
 
 
 

Decrease Cost of Electricity to the Grid vs Fossil Fuels

Flex Energy Solutions' renewable energy systems will provide electricity to the grid at a cost which is 5 percent less expensive than the average cost from fossil fuel sources.

  5%

Target 2020

 
Percentage of Cost Reduction of Electricity to the Grid vs Fossil Fuels 9
2016
 
 

(9) Fossil Fuel Average LCOE ($MWh) = $89.00, Source: Lazard's Levelized Cost of Energy Analysis (Ver 9.0), Nov, 2015. Flex Cost LCOE ($MWh) = $59.

Year
Status
2016
 
 
   
Goals

Implement In-person Training on CoBCE

Conduct in-person Code of Business Conduct and Ethics (CoBCE) training at 100 percent of Flex sites with direct labor employees.

  100%

Target 2020

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
 
Percentage of Sites Completing In-person Training on Code of Business Conduct and Ethics
Year
Status
2016

Under development

 

Increase CoBCE Training Completion

New Code of Business Conduct and Ethics online training to be completed annually by 100 percent of eligible employees.

 

  100%

Annual Target

 
Percentage of Employees Completing Code of Business Conduct and Ethics Online Training 10
2016
 
 

(10) Does not include individuals who have recently joined Flex through acquisitions, employees on leave of absence and direct labor.

Year
Status
2015
 
 
 
2016
 
 
 
Goals

Increase Social and Environmental Supplier Training

Increase percentage of suppliers (Flex Tier 1 and Flex-controlled) who completed social and environmental training by 10 percent annually (Base year 2015).

CY2015   10% year over year
Base Year Target 2020
Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
 
Number of Suppliers Trained on Social and Environmental/EICC Requirements 11
2016
 
 

(11) The number of suppliers trained increased by 12% in 2016.

Year
Status
2015
 
 
 
2016
 
 
 

Increase Supplier Screening on Social and Environmental Criteria

Keep percentage of all new Flex-controlled suppliers screened on social and environmental criteria at 85 percent or higher.

  85%

Annual Target

 
Percentage of New Suppliers Screened on Social and Environmental Criteria
2016
 
 
Year
Status
2015
 
 
 
2016