Reporting

Sharing our progress in sustainability with the world

 

We aim to be transparent and consistent in our reporting, every year we release a Corporate Sustainability Report and twice per year our Flex 20 by 2020 Progress Report.

This annual Sustainability Report summarizes the activities, performance and results from calendar year 2017. We welcome your feedback on our activities and performance. If you’d like to share your thoughts, please contact the Sustainability team at Flex: sustainability.feedback@flex.com

Report highlights

11% Reduction
Reducing water withdrawn by over 1,400,000 m3, an 11% reduction year-over-year 

Disaster Relief 
Providing financial and emergency response relief to 6 locations around the globe affected by natural disasters

59K+ Hours
Volunteering in our local communities more than 59,000 hours globally

LED Lighting 
Installed 22,500 LED light fixtures, for a total of 110,000 since 2013, representing savings of 75,000,000 KWh/year and a reduction of 56,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year

12% Reduction
Reducing our health and safety incident rate to 0.50, for an annual reduction of 12% from 2016

+43,000 tonnes 
We reduced our Scope 1 and Scope 2 CO2 emissions through our energy management program

 

Sustainable development goal

Alignment

Talent development

FY18 annual report

Flex investor website and 10K report

Key performance indicators (People and Environment) 

Environmental Innovation

Key performance indicators (People) 

FY18 annual report

Flex investor website and 10K report

Talent development

Key performance indicators (People and Supply Chain)

Key performance indicators (Environment) 

Environmental Innovation

FY18 annual report

Flex investor website and 10K report

See Flex CDP climate change response

Key performance indicators (Environment)

Environment

Environmental Innovation

Key performance indicators (People, Environment, and Supply Chain)

FY18 annual report

Flex investor website and 10K report

Talent development

See Flex CDP climate change response

Environmental Innovation

Labor and human rights

FY18 annual report

Flex investor website and 10K report

Procurement practices

Key performance indicators (Supply Chain and Environment)

See Flex CDP climate change response

Environmental Innovation

See Flex CDP climate change response

Key performance indicators (Environment)

Environmental Innovation

Key performance indicators (Environment)

Environmental Innovation

Key performance indicators (Environment)

Environmental Innovation

Values at Flex

Integrity

Key Performance Indicators (Integrity and Supply Chain)

The UN SDG Alignment was carried out based on the GRI, WBCSD and UN Global Compact: SDG Compass- Linking the SDGs and GRI, which was released on October 2016. Our GRI Content Index links the relevant indicators and disclosures to the applicable Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

 

Our Commitment to the UNGC

As of 2018, Flex has endorsed the UN Global Compact. We are committed to the Ten GC Principles on human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. Our UN Global Compact Index specifies the location of the content regarding these principles.

We have aligned our strategies and operations to advance these principles and have taken strategic actions, with a special emphasis on collaboration and innovation, to advance broader societal goals, including several of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Mike McNamara                                                                                                                                                                                    
Chief Executive Officer  

 

Global Compact Principle Alignment 

Principle

Alignment

Human Rights: Principle 1 Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights

Key performance indicators (Integrity and Community)

Human Rights: Principle 2 make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses

Key performance indicators (Supply Chain)

Labor: Principle 3 Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining

Flex respects the right of our employees to have freedom of association. This includes the right to form or join trade unions or other worker organizations. In all situations, Flex fully complies with all applicable laws and regulations at the sites in which we operate.

Labor: Principle 4 the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labor

Labor and human rights

Labor: Principle 5 the effective abolition of child labor

Stakeholder engagement Refer to Working hours, forced/compulsory labor and other human rights issues

Key Performance Indicators (Supply Chain)

Labor: Principle 6 the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.

Key performance indicators (People)

Talent development

Environment: Principle 7 Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges

See Flex CDP climate change response

Key performance indicators (Environment)

Environmental Innovation

Environment: Principle 8 undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility

See Flex CDP climate change response

Key performance indicators (Environment)

Environmental Innovation

Environment: Principle 9 encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies

Key performance indicators (Environment)

Environment

Environmental Innovation

Anti-corruption: Principle 10 Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery

Values at Flex

Integrity

Key performance indicators (Integrity)

The Global Compact Principles Alignment was carried out based on The Global Compact and Global Reporting Initiative’s Making the Connection: Using the GRI G4 Guidelines to Communicate Progress on the UN Global Compact Principles, which was released on May 2013. Since there is no document to link with the GRI Standards, the Global Compact Initiative’s Tool Mapping G4 to the GRI Standards was used to bridge G4 to GRI Standards.