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AT&S publishes first ever sustainability report

AT&S produces highly complex printed circuit boards with a minimal impact on people and the environment. In its first sustainability report for the financial year 2013/14, AT&S gives a comprehensive insight into its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives. The report was drawn up in accordance with the international G4 reporting criteria issued by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). For AT&S, this development marks an important step towards systematic documentation of the company’s integrated sustainability activities.  

Sustainability has always been a top priority at the AT&S Group and is enshrined in the group’s strategy. AT&S has set a benchmark in China and India thanks to its efforts to protect the environment, and the socially responsible attitude on show at all of its sites worldwide. The Group plays a pioneering role for the entire industry and sees itself as an ambassador for sustainability. Its successes in this area underpin the correctness of AT&S’s approach, under which “people, planet and profit” are reconciled with one another.

The AT&S Group focuses intensely on the impact of its commercial activities on the environment and society. As a market leader in an industry that demands an intense amount of resources, the Styria-based printed circuit board manufacturer has introduced the CO2 footprint as one of its key indicators. With savings of 4kg CO2 per square metre of printed circuit board since 2010, AT&S has already delivered considerable savings. Ever more efficient use of resources is also evident in the 90 litre reduction in the amount of fresh water that goes into making each square metre of printed circuit board over the past three years.

“We want to outline how our company is making a living reality of sustainable practices, what action has been taken in the past, and how we plan to achieve sustainable business success in future. We firmly believe that sustainability is a good investment for the future,” explained CEO Andrea Gerstenmayer.

The report can be downloaded from http://www.ats.net/company/corporate-social-responsibility/.