Sustainability (2)

Kimball Electronics is dedicated to continued excellence, leadership and stewardship in protecting the environment, the health and safety of our employees and the members of the communities in which we work and live.

Our sustainability strategy is an integral segment of our Corporate Social Responsibility efforts.

In order to support our reduction goals, we research and adopt new technologies such as energy management systems, energy efficient air compressors, ovens, lighting, occupant sensors, increase recycling efforts, efficiency gains, packaging reduction projects, etc.

We have developed metrics within our sustainability strategy that involve each of our plant locations to measure and track the following environmental areas: Green House Gases (GHG), Hazardous Waste Generation, Landfill Waste, Volatile Organic Compounds Emissions, and Water Usage.

Significant Environmental Aspect programs are created within our ISO14001 Environmental Management System to address and reduce the environmental impacts at all of our locations. It should be noted that all of our electronic manufacturing facilities are registered in ISO 14001-2015. When we bring on new facilities, we develop an environmental implementation plan that includes implementing an Environmental Management System.

Kimball Electronics operations are dedicated to eliminating pollution generated at the source, using renewable materials, and reclaiming and recycling of materials.

From 2008 to 2018 our Absolute values show that we:

  • Reduced waste generation by 38.0%;
  • Reduced air emissions (VOC's) by 30.8%; 
  • Reduction of Hazardous Waste by 15.2%;
  • Reduced water usage by 1.5%;
  • Increase in recycling by 29.2% It should be noted that, overall, we recycled 96.3% of all our waste in 2019.

From 2008 to 2018 our normalized values show that we:

  • Reduced Greenhouse Gas emissions (pounds per unit produced) by 58.5%.

The above reductions are even more amazing when we note that we added new facilities to our company during the past 3 years. Numbers for our latest additions (in October 2018) will be added in our 2019 tabulations.

For reporting year of 2017, our 2018 Kimball Electronics Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) score was a C. The average score of companies in the CDP supply chain to which we are compared was a D.

Kimball is committed to meeting the requirements of: RoHS, WEEE, ELV, Conflict Minerals & REACH.