PALM BEACH GARDENS, Florida, United States, 5 December 2020: Carrier Global Corporation on November 30 announced the company’s first set of Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) goals since becoming an independent company in April. Making the announcement through a Press release, the company said it is targeting carbon neutrality across its operations by 2030. The company said it is also aiming to reduce its customers’ carbon footprint by more than one gigaton, supported by a planned investment of more than USD 2 billion over the next 10 years towards the development of healthier, safer and more sustainable building and cold chain solutions.
“At Carrier, we are applying our industry-leading innovation to fight climate change through new energy-efficient product offerings and through lower emissions in our operations,” said Dave Gitlin, President & CEO, Carrier. “Our 2030 goals will drive our company to be a positive catalyst for societal change in our areas of expertise, including healthy buildings and the cold chain, as well as in the communities in which we operate around the world.”
According to Carrier, the 2030 ESG Goals include a transformation of the company’s operations to be carbon-neutral while maintaining world-class safety metrics, and the incorporation of leading sustainable design principles from manufacturing through end-of-life.
Additional goals, the company said, include the following:
- Achieve carbon- and water-neutral operations and deliver zero waste to landfill from its manufacturing locations
- Establish a responsible supply chain programme and assess key factory suppliers against programme criteria
- Achieve gender parity in senior leadership roles and a diverse workforce that represents the communities in which Carrier’s employees live and work
- Positively impact the communities through enabling access to safe and healthy indoor environments, alleviating hunger and food waste, and volunteering the company’s time and talent
- Invest in STEM education programmes that promote diversity and inclusion, and promote sustainability through education, partnerships and climate resiliency programmes
- Maintain world-class safety metrics
Carrier said its new ESG strategy and goals build on the company’s performance outlined in the 2020 ESG Report, released in July. The report, the company added, details the ESG achievements in 2019 against 2020 goals and serves as a baseline for many of the 2030 ESG Goals.
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