Sustainability Strategy & Organization

Sustainability Strategy & Organization

Superior is committed to environmental sustainability, social responsibility, and good governance practices.  This commitment enables us to serve the needs of our customers, employees, and communities, while building long-term value in the Company and addressing the interests of our investors.  Superior’s commitment is reflected in our Company values of Integrity, Teamwork, Customer Focus, Continuous Improvement, and Diversity and Inclusion.

UN Global Compact

We also believe in providing transparent information about our corporate social responsibility practices. Superior is a signatory of the UN Global Compact (see figure 1), demonstrating our commitment to support human rights, labor standards, environmental protection and the fight against corruption. In connection with our participation in the UN Global Compact, our European operations have published a sustainability report in 2020 and we have officially published our first global sustainability report in 2021. In addition, Superior participates in CDP reporting for our global operations in the categories of climate change and water security and is also evaluated under the EcoVadis Assessment.

Superior’s carbon footprint is measured based on the Greenhouse Gas Protocol. In 2019, we assessed the product carbon footprint of our European operations for the first time and, in 2021, we will assess the product carbon footprint for our operations globally.

See https://www.unglobalcompact.org/

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Figure 1: 10 Principles of UNGC

Our commitment to the 10 principles of the UN Global Compact can be found here.

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Figure 2: UNGC

Environmental Management System

All Superior manufacturing plants have implemented Environmental Management Systems that are ISO14001 certified and are subject to annual audits by an independent third party. Our Environmental Management Systems guarantee the organization’s commitment to continuous improvement, pollution prevention and compliance with all relevant federal, state and local environmental regulations, certifications and standards. Superior’s sustainability program is centralized under our Health, Safety, Environment, & Energy Department and is implemented on an operational level (e.g., Human Resources, Quality, Health & Safety & Environment, Research & Development, Legal). We ensure that our employees regard environmental stewardship as an essential objective of Superior Industries and that employees have specific roles and responsibilities in this regard.

Superior Industries Europe AG has participated in the CDP for five consecutive years. In 2020, Superior participated in the CDP on a consolidated, global basis for the first time in the categories of climate change and water security.

Further, Superior is also rated under the EcoVadis Assessment.

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Figure 3: CDP

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Figure 4: EcoVadis