Tuesday 28 March 2023

Recognising progress towards net zero emissions.

Global technology and software company Emerson has received the 2023 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Department of Energy. The Energy Management award recognises companies that have superior energy management programmes and have demonstrated their commitment to environmental protection and continuous improvement in their buildings and facilities.

Emerson has tracked and benchmarked energy usage at more than 200 global sites that are designated ‘major energy-consuming facilities’, as well as over 500 other offices and service centres. Over the past four years, Emerson has conducted dozens of ‘Energy Treasure Hunts’ and implemented an array of energy-saving measures, resulting in a 45% reduction in scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions and a 23% reduction in energy intensity compared to a 2018 baseline.

“This award recognises the significant strides made by Emerson’s ‘Greening Of’ initiative to improve our environmental sustainability performance and achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions across our global operations by 2030,” said Mike Train, Emerson’s chief sustainability officer. “We are on a strong path forward and will continue to drive an aggressive sustainability agenda to create tangible change not only for our company, but also for the broader communities we serve.”

In addition to energy efficiency programmes, Emerson has also focused on sourcing renewable electricity and constructing on-site generation systems at facilities around the globe, including Brazil, Hungary, China and the United States. Recently, the company installed a new rooftop solar array at its Boulder, Colorado campus to generate over 400 MWh of clean power for the site’s direct consumption each year. Additionally, major Emerson operations in Missouri (US) have transitioned to sourcing 80,000 MWh of renewable power each year from wind farms in neighbouring Kansas (US), driving significant reductions in the company’s operational carbon footprint.

“As we accelerate historic efforts to address climate change, public-private partnerships will be essential to realising the scale of our ambition,” said EPA administrator Michael S. Regan. “I applaud this year’s ENERGY STAR award winners for working with the EPA to deliver a clean energy future that saves American consumers and businesses money and creates jobs.”

As part of its sustainability initiatives, Emerson collaborates with other ENERGY STAR partners to benchmark progress and discuss programme features such as Energy Treasure Hunts and supplier environmental engagement. The company hosts ‘Greening Together Summits’ for its key suppliers to discuss how to collectively partner to drive decarbonisation programmes.

Emerson has also engaged with its employees through its ‘Greening as One’ employee awareness campaign to share actions employees can take to drive progress towards corporate sustainability goals. Since 2021, Emerson has sponsored an annual Environmental Sustainability Award given to facility or employee teams that have gone above and beyond in driving tangible reductions in energy or carbon emissions.

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