Second annual sustainability report
The new report provides an update on the divisional sustainability activities over the past year, tracking the Division’s progress making sustainability a part of its organizational mission, and reporting the Division’s emissions inventory
The Building Technologies Division of Siemens Industry, Inc. announced the release of its second annual sustainability report. The 2010 sustainability report builds on the information and momentum created from the Building Technologies Division’s first sustainability report released in 2009.
The new report provides an update on the divisional sustainability activities over the past year, tracking the Division’s progress making sustainability a part of its organizational mission, and reporting the Division’s emissions inventory. The 2010 report also highlights key successes and initiatives during the early stages of the company’s sustainability efforts.
In support of local efforts, a Sustainability Eco Fund Program was established in 2009. The innovative program has enabled many of the company’s branch offices to jump-start local programs and implement a range of sustainability efforts resulting in improved recycling, greater energy efficiency and Energy Star labeling, LEED certification, and energy cost reductions.
When the Building Technologies Division’s Internal Sustainability Committee was formed in 2007, it comprised a cross-functional group of Siemens professionals whose roles and responsibilities were impacted by – and could influence – the company’s sustainability efforts.
- Edited by Amanda McLeman, Consulting-Specifying Engineer, www.csemag.com
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.