Polycor announces plans to be carbon neutral by 2025
Polycor Inc. announced in honour of Earth Day its plans to be carbon neutral by the end of 2025.
“As a company operating in several countries, it is our duty to act for the future and ensure that our activities are respectful of the environment and the planet’s resources. Polycor has a history and brand focused on global leadership, with a reputation of prioritizing and fostering sustainability, innovation, and environmental stewardship,” said Patrick Perus, CEO, Polycor Inc. “Our move toward being carbon neutral by 2025 puts the company five years ahead of the curve set by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s call to become carbon neutral by 2030.”
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change identifies the year 2030 as a tipping point that will require reduction in emissions. The building industry accounts for 39 per cent of annual global GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions.
To help support its goal of being carbon neutral by 2025, Polycor will focus on:
- Electrification: by the end of 2025, Polycor will increase its use of renewable energy so that 75 per cent of its energy comes from renewable sources.
- Fuel use: the company will reduce its traditional carbon-based fuel use, through installing electrical charging stations at plants, and prioritizing new vehicles with alternative fuel sources.
- Waste reduction: increase production efficiencies.
- Offsetting and rehabilitation: carbon offsetting activities, such as upcoming tree planting campaigns, will create essential carbon sinks, decreasing the net total of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.