May. 01, 2022
Sullair, Michigan City, Ind., a Hitachi Group Co., has released its long-term climate action strategy and goal to globally reach carbon neutrality. The company is undertaking capital expenditure projects to further facilitate CO2 reduction, transitioning to 100 percent renewable electricity through a voluntary green power program, and implementing a voluntary carbon offset program.
The strategy comes in line with Hitachi’s long-term environmental targets titled, “Hitachi Environmental Innovation 2050.” The Hitachi Group has set a target of becoming carbon neutral in all its global factories and offices by fiscal 2030 and achieving carbon neutrality throughout its entire value chain by fiscal 2050. The Sullair Michigan City campus achieved carbon neutral status in fiscal 2021 (ending March 31, 2022) ahead of plan, and the rest of its global operations aim to achieve carbon neutrality by the end of fiscal 2022 (March 31, 2023).
“Sustainability is both at the core of our strategy and a driver of our business,” said John Randall, president and CEO, Sullair. “Customers and businesses are increasingly making a conscious effort to buy products and services that help promote sustainability, assist the environment, and reduce the impact of climate change. By establishing this long-term climate roadmap and taking immediate action, we aim to fully play our part in the fight against climate change.”
The company’s long-term climate action strategy includes three focus areas:
- Undertaking capital expenditure projects over the next 12 months to facilitate CO2 reduction.
- Transitioning to 100 percent renewable electricity by joining a voluntary green power program to run a portion of its Michigan City campus, which purchases Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) on the company’s behalf and allows Sullair to designate a portion of its monthly electric usage to come from power generated by renewable energy sources, such as wind power.
- Implementing a voluntary carbon offset program allowing Sullair to offset CO2 emissions while developing and implementing future additional measures for fossil fuel use reduction over the next four years.
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