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Environment, Health & Safety

Environment, Health & Safety

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Committed to EHS Excellence

We are committed to EHS excellence to protect our people, our communities and GE. We hold ourselves to the same high expectations and standards everywhere we work, and we assess the EHS impacts of our businesses globally before, during and after operations. Our site, project and service managers are accountable for the EHS performance of the operations, employees, and contractors they supervise, and we monitor this performance through indicators such as injury rates and global greenhouse gas emissions. EHS excellence is fundamental to who we are—it is what our leaders expect and our customers demand.

Injury & Illness Recordable Case Rate, 2017, down 18% YoY

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Reportable Environmental Events, 2017, down 28% YoY


Sites with ISO 14001 Certifications, 2017


2020 GHG and Water Goal, Reduction from 2011 (%)

10 %

Freshwater Reduction 2011-2017, vs 20% 2020 goal (%)

10 %

Greenhouse Gas Reduction 2011-2017, vs 20% 2020 goal (%)

10 %
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GE supports carbon policies to reduce emissions and encourage businesses to do what they do best: innovate and compete to create and disseminate new technologies and solutions at the lowest net cost. The Paris Agreement will lead to efforts around the world to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. GE plays an important role by providing more energy efficient, cleaner and more cost-effective products to our customers in the power, aviation, healthcare and other industries that we serve. We are committed to reducing the environmental impact of our own operations, while enabling our customers and partners globally to do the same through our products and solutions.

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