Sustaining our world: commitments and performance

The ES&H Performance Rate is a hybrid measure of 20 elements across leadership engagement, employee involvement, process maturity and an index of traditional performance measures. Since 2008, the ES&H Performance Rate went from 65 percent to 95 percent (FY'16) with a noticeable correlation in the lowering of our total cases injury rate from 1.1 to 0.7. We believe the ES&H Performance Rate drives effective implementation of the integrated ES&H management system as well as changes in behavior. This leads to overall improvement in ES&H performance through accountability and visibility. The Environment, Safety & Health Performance Rate is a part of our Company scorecard and is monitored by Rockwell Collins leaders.

Environmental performance

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Non-hazardous solid waste

We continue to demonstrate aggressive landfill avoidance and recycling programs for non-hazardous solid waste generated at our facilities globally. This is an ongoing continual improvement effort where Lean events are used to minimize waste and maximize reuse. In FY'16, Rockwell Collins recycled 457 metric tons of paper, 634 metric tons of metal, 262 metric tons of cardboard and 111 metric tons of packaging material.

Hazardous waste generation

Although hazardous waste generation is not a large part of our business, we have a process to constantly evaluate and reduce it when possible.

Energy and greenhouse gas emissions

Tracking and managing energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is important from a business and environmental perspective. We voluntarily measure and disclose our GHG emissions and climate change strategies through the All Investor-led CDP. Through assessments and working with our facilities globally, we have developed a sustainable energy management strategy and exceeded our 15 percent GHG reduction goal in five years, to a 26 percent reduction from FY'09 baseline.


While water is not a significant aspect of our global activities, it's certainly true that water is a critical issue in some geographical areas and, as a global citizen, we are committed to managing our usage responsibly. Several of our facilities are located in regions that experienced severe drought. Rockwell Collins' local facilities make it a priority to manage water consumption and conserve where possible, especially in drought conditions.

Total Cases Rate

The Total Cases Rate, representing the total number of workplace injuries and illnesses per 100 employees, was at 0.7 in 2016.

Safety and health performance

Employee health and safety is a key priority, with elimination of injuries being our ultimate goal. In support of the safety programs we have in place, we continue to monitor and investigate both injuries and near misses for root causes and subsequent corrective and preventive actions to reduce the risk inherent in occupational activities. In 2016, we improved and expanded our enterprise injury/illness management tool to include enhanced root cause analysis, risk assessment ratings, and improved validation of data. This has enabled us to more effectively identify risk areas and causes and to work with employees to put better controls in place to prevent incidents.