All over the world, Allison Transmission employees strive to make a difference in the communities where they live and work. We focus our efforts on education initiatives, economic empowerment and engaging our employees as we support their commitment to making a difference.
We are dedicated to helping our communities grow and thrive. Whether we are reducing our trash waste, improving facilities for energy efficiency, reducing fuel consumption, decreasing emissions through our products or volunteering for any number of causes, we want to improve the lives of people around the world.
2020 Environmental, Social and Governance Report
Allison Transmission, a leading designer and manufacturer of vehicle propulsion solutions for commercial and defense vehicles, the largest global manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty fully automatic transmissions, and a leader in electrified propulsion systems has released its first-ever Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report designed to provide transparent data on the company’s environmental performance and social impacts.
“We are delighted to present the 2020 Allison Transmission ESG report to highlight our commitment to the ideals of corporate citizenship,” said David Graziosi, President and CEO of Allison Transmission. “Allison is committed to protecting human health and well-being, natural resources, and the local and global environment.”
Allison Transmission is an industry-leading designer and manufacturer of vehicle propulsion solutions for commercial and defense vehicles, the largest global manufacturer of medium and heavy-duty fully automatic transmissions, and a leader in electrified propulsion systems. Allison offers a broad range of propulsion solutions that Improve the Way the World Works, and our products are used in a wide variety of applications, including on-highway trucks (distribution, refuse, construction, fire and emergency, etc.), buses (school, transit and coach), motorhomes, off-highway vehicles and equipment (energy, mining and construction applications) and defense vehicles (tactical wheeled and tracked).
The business was founded in 1915 and has been headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, since inception. Allison was an operating unit of General Motors Corporation from 1929 until 2007, when Allison once again became a stand-alone company. In March 2012, Allison began trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “ALSN.” We have approximately 20 manufacturing and other facilities in eight countries, with plants in Indianapolis, Michigan, Tennessee, Hungary and India.
Approximately 79% of revenues were generated in North America in 2020, and we have a global presence serving customers in Europe, Asia, South America and Africa. We serve customers through an independent network of more than 1,400 independent distributor and dealer locations worldwide.
For more than a century, we have driven innovation in propulsion solutions that make work for our customers easier and more efficient. Our world-class team of engineers and technicians design and build propulsion solutions that work in cities and rural areas all around the world in a wide variety of applications. Our ability to continuously innovate and meet the challenges of our broad base of vocations and end-market applications, has enabled us to deliver premium performance with unrivaled reliability and durability, improved emissions, reduced downtime for maintenance and a lower total cost of ownership.
Managing Our Supply Chain
We operate an extensive and complex supply chain that provides everything from bulk commodity products to highly specialized components that enable our propulsion solutions to deliver the best performance. In addition to our own commercial and technical requirements for our suppliers, as a supplier to the United States Department of Defense (U.S. DOD), we are also obligated to apply certain regulatory requirements to suppliers that support the provision of products and services to the U.S. DOD.
The Allison Team
The Allison Team is one of our most-valuable assets, with approximately 3,300 highly skilled employees around the globe. Through our productive and collaborative relationship with the UAW, that represents approximately 47% of our U.S. employees, we have developed an employee training program that provides team members with the skills necessary to perform at a high level, and to advance to roles of increasing responsibility based on merit and seniority.
Whether salaried or hourly employees, our team shares a commitment to Allison’s values of innovation, quality and the fair treatment for all people, regardless of their gender, race, disability, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age or other like criteria.
Health and Safety
As a manufacturing company, the health and safety of our employees is of paramount importance. Allison has in place a wide variety of measures, including training and reporting mechanisms, to ensure that our employees remain as safe as possible. We are continuously improving our processes and programs to increase safety standards globally. We review our health and safety metrics regularly, including the number of injury incidents that occur and those incidents that result in lost workdays, and begin daily start-of-shift meetings on the manufacturing floor with a safety message.
As a responsible corporate citizen, Allison is dedicated to protecting human health, natural resources and the local and global environment. This dedication reaches further than compliance with the law to encompass the integration of sound environmental practices into our business decisions. While our biggest environmental impact is related to the GHG emission reductions and fuel efficiency improvements our technologies make possible, we recognize that the energy we use in our operations has its own environmental impacts.
For more than 100 years, as Allison has grown, so has our commitment to be a responsible and compassionate corporate citizen. Our founder, James A. Allison, recognized the power of community, education and innovation. In 1915, he donated funds to renovate and electrify a community church’s organ. In 1924, Allison used his resources to construct a hospital. The Great Depression brought about a philanthropic awareness among Allison employees, and participation in improving lives and strengthening communities became part of Allison’s culture. The phrase, “Quietly do good work,” came into being.
Causes We Support
Quality education has the power to change lives. It can give people the skills and tools necessary to navigate and change the world.
Equality of Opportunity
Access to resources is necessary to achieve growth and sustainability. Allison works to help people become self-reliant and provide them with the tools they need to improve their lives.
Employee involvement and participation play a vital role in our sponsorship decisions. We strive to support our generous workforce in their impassioned efforts to make a difference in their communities and around the world.
Allison actively promotes open communication at all levels of the organization, and our employees understand they have an obligation to speak up when they have questions or concerns about potential violations of Allison’s Code of Business Conduct or unethical behavior that could harm Allison or its customers, suppliers and communities. Employees can do this in a number of ways, including telling a supervisor, the human resources department, the Chief Compliance Officer, reporting it online at allisontransmission.ethicspoint.com or by calling the Allison Care Line (1-844-893-1077), a hotline available to employees and the public.