Energy and Emissions

It is our goal to become carbon neutral by the end of 2030 for scope 1 and 2 emissions, with 100% of our energy coming from renewable sources. Our scope 1 emissions are those that we produce on site through fuel combustion and refrigerant usage. Scope 2 emissions are those that we indirectly produce through the direct purchase of electricity and steam. Scope 3 emissions encompass a broader scope of indirect sources, such as purchased goods and services and upstream transportation and distribution.

We are identifying opportunities to reduce our scope 1 emissions by replacing fossil fueled equipment with electric alternatives and our scope 2 emissions by expanding our use of renewable energy resources. For example, we have photovoltaic solar systems installed at several of our locations and are pursuing other renewable sources of energy to power our facilities including wind power. 

In addition, we are focused on reducing energy usage at our facilities. In 2022, we set a goal to have each of our manufacturing facilities complete at least one energy reduction project for the year. Our associates went above and beyond this goal by completing over 15 energy reduction projects in 2022. Projects completed include eliminating compressed air leaks and improving the efficiency of our lighting systems.

In 2022, our total energy usage was 779,248 gigajoules (GJ). Our total scope 1 and 2 emissions were 80,397 metric tons CO2e. Total emissions decreased year-over-year primarily because we stopped production at several of our facilities and because our India facility received electricity from the grid instead of diesel generators. We reduced our emissions intensity by approximately 17% year over year. Our scope 3 emissions in 2022 were 1,503,000 metric tons CO2e.

15 Defined as scope 1 and scope 2 location based emissions divided by annual net sales including discontinued operations excluding field service sales