Investing in Our Future
Following an ambitious goal, we’re taking greenhouse gas reduction seriously
In 2008, the company established a baseline and a clear goal for significantly reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at our large manufacturing facilities—those larger than 70,000 square feet. Emissions like carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons and sulfur hexafluoride can trap heat in the atmosphere and contribute to climate change.
In 2010, we established a baseline and a goal to achieve a 25 percent reduction in GHG emissions by the end of 2020. Given the accelerated pace of our progress, we have adjusted our reduction target to 65 percent in 2014. We may readjust this milestone figure in the near future to reflect our acquisition of part of TE Connectivity’s business. Thanks to the tireless efforts of many environmentally conscious employees at facilities worldwide over the past seven years, in 2014 we achieved an outstanding 63 percent global reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
“We’re thrilled that our professionals have demonstrated such a tremendous commitment toward GHG emissions reduction,” Zuzi Pospechova, CommScope’s manager of Corporate Responsibility, said. “When it comes to respecting the environment, every CommScope team member has a reason to be proud of the company they work for.”
Several key projects and initiatives helped significantly reduce our GHG emissions:
- Reducing our reliance on the blowing agent C318 in cable production with a view toward introducing an alternative agent with a much lower global warming potential (GWP)
- Adjusting compressors and compressed-air system settings
- Optimizing the setup of the equipment
- Replacing aging lighting systems with LEDs and installing light sensors
- Replacing high-GWP air-conditioning refrigerants with better alternatives
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