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Focused on FuturePositive


At Spirent, we recognise that the world is facing unprecedented challenges and for us to be successful in the long term, we must ensure our business is resilient and sustainable. For Spirent, this means supporting a robust economic, social and environmental system.

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Our approach to sustainability


Our sustainability approach includes the management of environmental, social and corporate governance issues. It is focused on identifying and managing the material sustainability risks and opportunities for the Group.

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Our annual sustainability reports are an important step in updating stakeholders on our sustainability journey.

Our sustainability strategy


FuturePositive is our sustainability programme. Through this programme, we have embedded the highest standards of environmental management, social practices and corporate governance in our business and supply chain, and help our customers tackle important global sustainability challenges.

People


Providing our people with the skills and resources to address sustainability issues effectively.

In 2019, the first cohort of 10 of our senior managers commenced the “Leader. Assured.” Executive Education programme at MIT Sloan School of Management.

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Product


Incorporating sustainability thinking into products through innovation and new products.

88% faster

We deployed Velocity at our Positioning lab and reduced the QTM satellite track validation test from 60 hours to 7 using Velocity’s automation functionality.

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Planet


Minimising environmental impacts from properties.

We sourced 90 per cent of our electricity from renewable sources in 2019, reducing our carbon footprint significantly.

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Partnerships


Managing sustainability impacts and risks in the supply chain.

Our team conducted on-site audits at 22 of our most important suppliers, meaning we have now audited suppliers that account for 89 per cent of our direct hardware supply chain spend, exceeding the increased target of 85 per cent that we set in 2018.

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Recognition

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Policies


Our sustainability management is governed by an overarching sustainability policy. The policy commits all Group business units to compliance with high standards of ethics and business integrity, environmental management and employee and community welfare.

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