Alamo Group has announced its ambition to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030 compared to 2019 levels.
Since 2019, the company – which designs, manufactures and distributes equipment for infrastructure maintenance, agriculture and other applications – has cut its total energy consumption by around 9% and expects to reduce it by an additional 30% by 2030.
Alamo plans to invest in LED lighting and energy management systems, as well as energy efficient welding, laser cutting and air compression equipment.
In addition, installing more efficient heating systems and other building improvements to reduce heat loss are expected to produce significant benefits.
The company will also invest make additional investments in onsite renewable power generation as well as purchase electricity from low carbon sources.
Jeff Leonard, Alamo Group’s President and Chief Executive Officer said: “We’ve made very good progress to date and our early successes have encouraged us to set the more aggressive target. We still have many opportunities to make internal improvements, which not only reduce our GHG emissions but also provide an excellent return on investment for our shareholders.
“Scaling up these best practices is an immediate priority while we concurrently develop plans for measuring and implementing sustainable business practices throughout our supply chain.”