Our commitment to environmental sustainability extends well beyond the bulb. Environmental stewardship is a fundamental part of our business ethic. We increasingly use few natural resources, save energy in our manufacturing, reduce power plant emissions, and recycle lamps and other materials to ultimately avoid adding millions of points of waste each year to landfills. And our commitment extends to our customers, as well by helping them save energy and reduce their carbon footprints. At OSRAM SYLVANIA, protecting our environment and caring for our communities aren't just the right things to do, they're the only things to do.
Energy consumption for all lighting in the United States is estimated to be about 22% of the total electricity generated in the U.S. and 1/5th of the national electrical consumption.
Our commitment to environmental sustainability extends well beyond the bulb.
Staying on top of the latest green requirements in federal codes and standards for lighting products and systems.
"Global Care" represents our commitment to social and environmental responsibility worldwide. As a leader in innovative lighting solutions, we are dedicated to products and processes that contribute to solving global sustainability challenges, address economic needs, and protect the environment for today and for the future.
Our goal is to be a leader in the design of products and processes that make it possible for us to reduce environmental impact through pollution prevention, protect stewardship and clean technology. Through these common corporate-wide objectives, we will be able to live up to our environmental and social responsibilities and commitments to our stakeholders for years to come.
The Global Care components include, one, a global corporate responsibility strategy, two, tracking and monitoring of financial as well as environmental impacts of our business activities using performance indicators, and three, internal and external communication and marketing activities to support our environmental and social actions.
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