As a technology company that enables public safety agencies and businesses to communicate and work more effectively to create safe, thriving communities, Motorola Solutions and its employees strive to be responsible corporate citizens in all that we do.
As a technology company that enables public safety agencies and businesses to communicate and work more effectively to create safe, thriving communities, Motorola Solutions and its employees strive to be responsible corporate citizens in all that we do. In 2016, we focused our corporate responsibility efforts on energy efficiency at our facilities; responsible business practices in our supply chain; and philanthropic support for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, public safety research, disaster relief, and employee volunteerism. We made strides in energy efficiency, especially at our Illinois facilities. The first phase for our renovated Schaumburg, IL, building was awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-CI Silver certification, with more than 85 percent of waste being diverted from landfills. Our new headquarters in Chicago, IL, is targeting LEED certification based on guidelines for energy and water reduction. And our new manufacturing facility in Elgin, IL, is implementing a new operational recycling program.
In addition, our electricity usage decreased approximately 28 percent in 2016 due to more efficient use of our office space, including energy-efficient lighting and more options for our employees to work remotely.
We’ve continued to prioritize responsible business practices and were recognized as a top-tier U.S. Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism partner for the 14th consecutive year. This designation recognizes our work with suppliers to not only source materials responsibly but also ensure they adhere to import, export and supply chain standards. We also guard against the use of indebted labor and human trafficking.
The Motorola Solutions Foundation, our philanthropic arm, supports public safety, community-oriented and educational programs to help inspire the engineers and innovators of tomorrow. In 2016, we gave more than $10 million, supporting more than 2 million students, teachers, first responders and their families, affiliated with about 200 organizations in 44 countries. Our employees also volunteered in the communities where they live, donating more than 60,000 hours of their time.
We are proud of our efforts to serve as a responsible corporate citizen alongside our customers, shareholders, neighbors and employees, as we work to fulfill our company’s purpose: helping people be their best in the moments that matter.