In 2010, we committed to reduce our greenhouse
gas (GHG) emissions from large manufacturing facilities (LMFs)—those larger than
70,000 square feet—by 65 percent by the end of 2020, measured in metric tons of
carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e) against the 2008 baseline.
CommScope surpassed this 2020 ambitious goal in 2015, with a
77 percent decrease from the 2008 baseline.
The reduction came five years ahead of schedule and was
accomplished thanks to the tireless efforts of environmentally conscious
employees at facilities worldwide over the past eight years.
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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
- Optimizing the setup of the equipment
- Replacing aging lighting systems with LEDs and
installing light sensors
- Replacing high-GWP air-conditioning refrigerants with
CommScope expanded its reporting scope and set up a new GHG
emissions reduction goals in early 2017 to reflect the company’s acquisition of
part of TE Connectivity’s business in mid-2015 and following the integration
activities in 2016. The 2016 numbers serve as the company’s new baseline. The
expanded reporting scope includes manufacturing, administration and design
facilities as well as distribution centers, company owned truck fleet and
GHG emissions reduction goals/targets:
absolute GHG emissions by 25 percent by the end of 2020 against 2016 baseline.
[measured in metric tons of CO2e]
normalized GHG emissions by 25 percent by the end of 2020 against 2016 baseline.
[measured in metric tons of CO2e/hrs
In 2017, CommScope achieved a 10 percent reduction in
absolute GHG emissions and a 9.8 percent reduction in normalized GHG emissions.
CommScope will keep working toward decreasing its
environmental impact and creating a more sustainable environment worldwide.