Leviton aims to become carbon-neutral by 2030

Its UK manufacturing facility has been carbon-neutral since 2011, claimed to be the first in the structured cabling business

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Leviton, a manufacturer of electrical wiring equipment, has announced its target to achieve carbon-neutrality by 2030 and become net zero by 2050.

Dubbed CN2030, its programme is based on the company’s refreshed commitment to reduce its environmental impact in six focus areas – carbon, energy, waste, recycling, water and innovation.

Leviton has already reduced its carbon output through high efficiency lighting, fuel and equipment, including luminaires using less energy and more natural lighting when available and LED bulbs and automated sensors that consume 55% less energy.

Its UK manufacturing facility has been carbon-neutral since 2011, claimed to be the first in the structured cabling business.

It has since reduced its carbon emissions by an additional 47% and currently uses 100% renewable energy.

Since 2011, the company has achieved a further 31% reduction in gas consumption and 1,418 ton reduction in energy usage overall.

Last year Leviton established of a Global Sustainability Steering Committee (GSSC), which comprises of executives from across the company to provide direction, resources and funding.

The company also appointed Ross Goldman as its first Chief Sustainability Officer, taking on the role in addition to his current one as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Leviton’s Network Solutions business unit.

Daryoush Larizadeh, President and Chief Executive Officer, Leviton said: “Every day, Leviton manufactures products that help our customers create more sustainable buildings, factories and homes and we are proud to formalise our company’s sustainability commitment through our CN2030 programme.

“From earning factory ISO-14001 certifications to developing LED-driven energy-saving products, to recyclable packaging and much more, we have already made major strides in sustainability as a company. As chief sustainability officer, Ross will accelerate our efforts across all of Leviton.”