from 64 in 1990 to 82 (from 17 countries) in 1992, covering all chemical production and major formulation works within Ciba and capturing annual information on greater than 90 percent of Ciba's worldwide emissions (Ciba-Geigy, 1993). The consolidated data from these reports form the basis of the corporate environmental report, which was issued for the first time in 1992. This document provides stakeholders with a report card on Ciba's environmental activities and accomplishments.
Information submitted in the annual SEEP reports falls into four categories: tabulated and charted data on safety, energy usage, and environmental protection; summaries of safety and environmental protection investment and operating costs; case studies of improved safety or environmental performance, and energy savings (and also examples of unsuccessful initiatives); and a report on any other matters of significance for safety, energy usage, or environmental protection. Table 2 summarizes and Figure 2 illustrates types of information requested under the SEEP program to measure environmental performance and energy consumption at a particular site.
SEEP has become an important management tool for Ciba, complementing the auditing program, training, and policy-making. It allows the company to measure safety, energy conservation, and environmental performance at the corporate as well as at the local level. As a result, priorities can be established;