|CEO Lawrence Culp describes 2021 as a 12 months of historic change|
Throughout our markets, we continued to ship to our prospects. We invested in new applied sciences and improvements, additional embedded the lean mindset throughout our operations, and introduced decision-making nearer to the shopper.
Our workers, who proceed to exhibit great resilience, ensured we served our stakeholders even within the face of the pandemic and provide chain disruptions.
Most importantly final 12 months, we introduced our plans to remodel GE by forming three unbiased, investment-grade business leaders in aviation, healthcare, and vitality. Because of this in our markets world wide, they are going to be higher positioned to serve prospects, reply to distinct business and nation dynamics, and construct deep area experience of their respective industries.
In 2021, we continued to embed lean into the tradition of the corporate, registering sustainable, impactful enhancements in security, high quality, supply, and value – prioritising security above all.
With fixed, incremental adjustments we eradicated waste by means of easier, extra environment friendly processes, leading to extra worth to our prospects. This customer-centric mindset interprets into improved on-time supply, sooner turnaround instances, better worth, and decrease prices.
On the identical time, we continued to strengthen our place on the forefront of three sectors crucial to constructing a sustainable world: the way forward for flight, precision well being, and the vitality transition.
In aviation, we’re working with companions to make sure that sustainable aviation gasoline (SAF) will be capable of play a serious function within the business’s 2050 carbon-neutral objectives. In 2021, we signed an settlement with Etihad Airways to assist their efforts to scale back CO2 emissions, together with a collaboration on a SAF flight demonstration.
In healthcare, we’re dedicated to precision well being, which seeks to ship built-in, environment friendly, and extremely personalised care. We acquired BK Medical, a sophisticated surgical visualisation firm.
We additionally launched Vscan Air, a handheld wi-fi machine that beams pictures from the ultrasound probe to an app on a smartphone. The Vscan household is supporting care in all varieties of settings, together with in a lot of our world markets’ rural communities, the place the machine is supporting prenatal care.
In vitality, the place our tools helps generate one-third of the world’s electrical energy, we’re supporting the vitality transition as we speak. In 2021, we signed agreements in Australia and China to supply gasoline generators for hydrogen-blended pure gas-fueled energy vegetation. We additionally introduced an initiative within the United Arab Emirates to assist the nation’s decarbonisation objectives, together with by means of hydrogen-blended fuels and carbon seize.
Fittingly, as we speak additionally marks the discharge of GE’s annual variety report. With out our individuals, we might not be within the place we’re as we speak. Our groups are our most vital precedence, and we all know that numerous groups make a constructive affect on our enterprise.
GE is really a world firm. The report exhibits that we now have workers hailing from 169 international locations – 68 per cent of whom are primarily based exterior the US.
That is additionally the primary 12 months GE has additionally launched pay fairness knowledge, with the said objective of reaching full pay fairness in every of our companies.
The report exhibits that primarily based on 2021 wage knowledge, on common, women and men performing comparable work are paid inside 1 per cent of one another in every GE enterprise. Creating a world tradition of inclusion, the place contributions of individuals of all backgrounds can thrive, continues to catch the attention of our management.
Constructing on this momentum and bolstered by a customer-centric tradition that prioritises security and lean implementation, we’re positioned to assist create a extra related, wholesome, and sustainable future. The world over, we’re working with companions and communities to proceed constructing a world that works.
*Nabil Habayeb, senior vp at GE, and president and CEO at GE Worldwide Markets