COVID-19 has tested our spirit and resilience. Everyone is wondering how to respond and reset in whatever the new normal might be. One of the most critical lessons we learned from COVID-19 is that companies with strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles were better prepared to face the unexpected and unprecedented challenge.
At Lear, we leveraged our global expertise to respond to the pandemic and re-open safely and efficiently. We made the same health and safety protocols we developed and utilized in our 250+ locations around the world available to anyone, anywhere. Using strong partnerships in our supply chain and our local ingenuity, we produced more than 10 million face masks for Lear employees, frontline workers and medical facilities in just four months. Our strong foundation of operational excellence and focus on ESG helped make this happen.
At Lear, our ESG journey began long before COVID-19 tested us all. Here are some valuable lessons we’ve learned along the way:
Recently, Lear published our 2019 Sustainability Report announcing significant new goals and policies, such as:
As a team, we make choices every day to do what is best for the long-term sustainability of our company, keep our 164,000 employees and business partners working safely, support their families and the communities where they live, and protect the environment for the people and planet we all share. ESG is the foundation of our efforts. Lear is proving that by getting results the right way, we can all prosper.