SC Johnson cuts GHG emissions by 26 percent
From an article by Leslie Guevarra on GrrenBiz.com:
SC Johnson, the maker of household products ranging from Windex to Ziploc bags, has met — if not topped — five-year environmental goals that were to be accomplished by 2011, the company said in a new accounting of its sustainability efforts.
Key achievements included absolute reductions in greenhouse gas emissions worldwide and in the U.S that were more than double the amount expected, according to the latest annual progress report, called “360º of Greener Choices.”
Here’s a look at some of the numbers from the report:
•Global GHG: Factories worldwide reduced GHG emissions by 26.2 percent by the close of 2010, compared to a baseline set in 2000. The goal was an absolute reduction of 12 percent by 2011.
•U.S. GHG: In the U.S., the company reduced GHG emissions by 27.4 percent by the end of 2010, compared to a 2005 baseline. The goal was an 8 percent absolute reduction by 2011.
•Renewable energy: The company hit its target in this category by sourcing 40.2 percent of its electricity worldwide to renewable energy via purchased green power and on-site generated energy.
•Waste and emissions: Globally, the company reduced its combined air emissions, water effluents and solid waste by 55 percent as a ratio to production, compared to a 2000 baseline. The goal was a 50 percent reduction.