The 2022 Sustainability Report highlights the company's efforts to continue improving in the areas of environmental care, safety and diversity.
"Safety is our primary value and extends to all those who perform roles within our facilities," emphasized Máximo Vedoya in his opening message of the 2022 Sustainability Report, which compiled the actions taken during the year to ensure the long-term sustainability of Ternium's operations.
The initiatives taken this year stood out for representing a milestone in terms of environmental care, safety and diversity. These actions led to its recognition as Sustainability Champion for the fifth consecutive year last April.
We comply with the environment
On its path towards its goal of reducing emissions intensity and continuing the company's decarbonization roadmap, efforts such as the verification of greenhouse gas emissions with satisfactory results for the second year in a row are noteworthy.
With the addition of important investments such as the new electric-arc-furnace-based steel shop in Pesquería, Mexico, and the wind farm in Olavarría, Argentina, we remain aligned with the decarbonization roadmap that seeks to reduce our emissions intensity by 20% by 2030. The windfarm will enable us to reduce 92,500 tons of CO2 emissions per year.
We work to improve safety
2022 was an important year in safety issues, because in addition to maintaining certificates such as ISO 45001, among other audits and certifications, previous projects such as the Safe Supplier and Task Rejection were reinforced.
Throughout the year, the company carried out several actions to continue improving safety in all areas with various training programs and was recognized with the Steelie Award in Excellence in Education and Training for its High Risk Tasks Certification Program. Regarding improvements in communication in the event of accidents, new Communication Routines were implemented in all regions where Ternium operates.
Opportunities for all
As for diversity, there was continuous progress with programs aimed at creating an inclusive work environment and ensuring equal opportunities for all employees. In 2022, initiatives such as the Lean-In Circles project and the Maternity Mentoring program were consolidated. In addition, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina achieved the Human Rights Campaign certification, which validates us as a good place to work for the LGBT+ community on June 28.
These efforts are reflected in the figures with 25% of women on the Board of Directors and 24 different nationalities under the same roof at Ternium.
The Sustainability Report also provides information on the company's investments, business plans and development of community relations, as well as its position in the T-MEC and other areas of the company.
Read the report here.