Carrier Achieves 2020 Goals in Key Areas of Sustainability
Carrier Global Corporation has achieved 2020 sustainability goals including the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 19%, water consumption by 44% and hazardous waste generation by 23%, all compared to a 2015 baseline. The company also increased its recycling rate to 94%. These achievements provided the benchmark for Carrier’s first set of Environmental, Social & Governance goals since becoming an independent company last year.
“At Carrier, ESG is core to our business and we’re committed to leading the way by creating solutions that matter for people and our planet,” said Dave Gitlin, Chairman & CEO, Carrier. “In doing so, we’re addressing profound societal issues like diversity and inclusion, hunger, building health, safe vaccine distribution and climate change – the latter of which is the focus of this year’s Earth Day.”
Building on Carrier’s progress in reducing its carbon footprint, the company set targets in its new 2030 ESG Goals to become carbon neutral by 2030. The company is also aiming to reduce its customers’ carbon footprint by more than one gigaton, by investing more than $2 billion in healthy, safe and sustainable solutions for buildings and cold chains. The new targets also include achieving water neutral operations, focusing our efforts initially on our water scarce locations, and delivering zero-waste to landfill from the company’s manufacturing locations. Carrier’s ESG strategy also includes supporting charitable organizations that seek to increase the resiliency of communities in addressing the physical and transitional impacts associated with climate change. In early 2020, Carrier announced a $3 million commitment to The Nature Conservancy to help combat climate change in cities, starting in the communities where Carrier employees live and work.
2030 ESG GOALS
As the leading global provider of healthy, safe and sustainable building and cold chain solutions, Carrier Global Corporation is committed to making the world safer, sustainable and more comfortable for generations to come. From the beginning, we’ve led in inventing new technologies and entirely new industries.
Our 2030 ESG goals underscore our commitment to the things that matter and to continuously challenge ourselves to think bigger and to be better. Expanding on three decades of environmental targets, our goals now include our people and communities.
Reduce our customers’ carbon footprint by more than 1 gigaton.
Invest over $2B to develop healthy, safe and sustainable building and cold chain solutions that incorporate sustainable design principles and reduce life-cycle impacts.
Achieve carbon neutral operations.
Reduce energy intensity by 10% across our operations.
Achieve water neutrality in our operations prioritizing water scarce locations.
Deliver zero-waste to landfill from manufacturing locations.
Establish a responsible supply chain program and assess key factory suppliers against program criteria
Exceed benchmark employee engagement
Achieve gender parity in senior leadership roles
Achieve a diverse workforce that represents the communities in which we live and work
Foster the growth of employee resource groups to drive social impact
Maintain world-class safety metrics
Positively impact communities through enabling access to safe and healthy indoor environments, alleviating hunger and food waste, and volunteering our time and talent
Invest in STEM education programs that promote diversity and inclusion
Promote sustainability through education, partnerships and climate resiliency program