About SYLVANIA

Social Responsibility

Our communities and our employees are a vital part of who we are and what we do.  We encourage our employees to participate in activities within the local community, and we support their efforts as a responsible corporate citizen.

  

ENERGY STAR

OSRAM SYLVANIA joined the ENERGY STAR partnership when CFLs were added to the program in 1999, and we’re proud that we were recognized by the government program 10 years in a row for our commitment to energy efficiency, education and outreach, and promotion of ENERGY STAR certified lamps and luminaires

Better Plants Partnership

In 2009, OSRAM SYLVANIA joined the US Department of Energy’s Save Energy Now Leader program, renamed the Better Plants Partnership.  We’ve committed to reduce energy intensity at our US manufacturing plants by 25% over 10 years.  Through energy-efficiency initiatives implemented by our Green Team, including rebuilding our main glass furnace in Kentucky, lighting upgrades at all our facilities, and heat recovery upgrades, we achieved our goal a year early.
 

SmartWay Transport Partnership 

 
In 2007, OSRAM SYLVANIA joined the US EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership to assess and reduce the environmental impact of the transport of our products.  We work jointly with our customers and transportation providers to evaluate ways to reduce emissions throughout our supply chain.  With SmartWay, we are committed to increasing the use of designated SmartWay carriers, increasing container-direct opportunities to our distribution centers and customers, and migrating LTL (less than load) shipments to truckload opportunities.
SmartWay also extends to our sales fleet.  All vehicles must be EPA SmartWay certified, achieving a high level of performance for both fuel efficiency and tailpipe emissions.  Along with our other fleet initiatives, this effort helped reduce our corporate mobile source emissions by over 19% since 2006.
 

US Green Building Council

 
OSRAM SYLVANIA has been a member of the US Green Building Council, a nonprofit organization leading the development and implementation of green building rating systems and practices, since 2003.  We’ve helped our customers pursue and achieve LEED certification for their properties.  We are committed to continuing our active participation in standards-setting, rating system development and customer education about green building approaches.
 

Proud to hire veterans

The OSRAM SYLVANIA Talent Acquisition group actively recruits transitioning service members and military veterans. We currently employ close to 400 transitioning service members and military veterans.
 
 
 
 
 

Volunteerism

Employees throughout the company have a long history of volunteering, averaging 70,000 hours annually.   Local activities and events are organized at many of the plants throughout the country to help local charities and causes.  Employees participate in cancer walks, disaster relief donation drives, and organizations dedicated to improve local communities and residents. Employees throughout the company have a long history of volunteering, averaging 70,000 hours annually.   Local activities and events are organized at many of the plants throughout the country to help local charities and causes.  Employees participate in cancer walks, disaster relief donation drives, and organizations dedicated to improve local communities and residents.

 

• Journeys of Hope (JOH) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to serve homeless young adults, ages 18-23, on the North Shore of Boston. Its services are designed to support young adults as they move from a homeless lifestyle toward independence and healthy adulthood. JOH has served over 300 homeless and at-risk youths since opening in April 2010.  OSRAM SYLVANIA and several employees at headquarters have provided critical support to help JOH meet the needs of young adults.

 

Massachusetts State Science and Engineering Fair, Inc.

OSRAM SYLVANIA is proud to contribute to awards for the most outstanding participants in the MSSEF.  Awards range from cash, college scholarships, experiential opportunities, research internships, and assorted science and technology related items and are determined based on student's cumulative scoring results.

Salem State University OSRAM SYLVANIA Scholarship Awards

OSRAM SYLVANIA Scholarships have been awarded annually since 1979 to students in their junior or senior year currently enrolled in the Salem State University Bertolon School of Business.  Fifteen students are each awarded $1000 scholarships based on academic merit and recipients are decided by a panel of Bertolon School of Business faculty.