Wednesday 14 April 2021

Belkin International targets carbon-neutrality by 2025

Belkin International targets carbon-neutrality by 2025

Belkin International, a manufacturer of consumer electronics that specialises in connectivity devices, has announced its ambition to become carbon-neutral in its Scope 2 emissions by 2025.

The company has joined the 'America is All In' coalition to acknowledge its commitment to the Paris climate agreement and also plans to work towards carbon neutrality in Scope 1 and 3 emissions.

It has set a target to reduce 25% single use plastic packaging by the end of 2025 and transition to FSC certified paper for all retail packaging.

It will also use 30% recycled content on all plastic packaging where removal of plastic packaging is not viable and will have validated recycled content in its product to move towards a circular economy by prioritising key materials such as copper and tin.

Belkin has so far recycled 22,667 tons of electrical and electronic devices as ell as 8,988 tons of packaging to reduce its carbon footprint on a much larger scale.

Renewable Energy Credits from a wind farm also offsets 100% of its US warehouse facility's power consumption and it has reduced the use of plastics in its cable range packaging by 90%, its wireless charging pads range by 48% and wireless charging stands range by 81%.

Steve Malony, CEO of Belkin International said: “While we take pride in our achievements and sustainability efforts over the past four decades, we're always looking ahead, setting new goals and reaching for higher standards.

“Our organisation is made up of people who want to leave the planet a better place for our children and future generations. We remain forever and authentically passionate about renewing our commitment to a circular economy and carbon-neutrality and continuing our pledge to support the Paris Agreement.”

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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