Carbon neutral by 2018
LM Wind Power is arguably one of the greenest company in the world, with more than one in five wind turbines generating millions of watts of clean electricity using LM blades. But we are determined to do more. As an industry, we have urged governments and other organizations to transition to renewables and reduce carbon emissions without necessarily taking our own medicine in our own businesses. This needs to change and that is why we have announced our ambition to take the company carbon neutral by 2018.
Since the Paris Agreement was signed in December 2015 and ratified two months ago, the benchmark for climate leadership has changed and also the role of business in delivering on commitments. We believe our industry can do more to accelerate the transition to a low carbon economy and we invite our entire supply chain to follow our lead.
We will use this pledge as an opportunity to become even more efficient in how we run the business, engage our employees and innovate together to find better solutions. The program will be known as #CleanLM and we will work very hard to reduce the emissions from the company's activities to minimize the amount of emissions that will need to be offset through carbon credits. Regardless of how good we become, any business will continue to generate emissions and, rather than ignoring those, we will use carbon finance to support essential emission reduction projects elsewhere in the world. Stay tuned for much more news on this!
Read the full press release on our carbon neutrality pledge here
What is carbon neutrality?
It's all about balance.
Carbon neutrality means we have a zero carbon footprint, by balancing emissions with an equal amount of reductions and offsets.
Where do our emissions come from?
Emissions come from almost anything.
Almost anything we do at LM Wind Power has an associated carbon footprint. Here's where our emissions came from in 2016.
The program to deliver the pledge
Four work streams:
1. Greenhouse gas accounting
2. Energy efficiency
3. 100% renewable energy
4. Carbon offsets
What are the benefits?
It's not about hugging pandas.
Our carbon neutral business brings: Cost reductions; Operational efficiencies; Business improvement; Employee engagement; Wind energy market growth; Reputation for sustainability leadership; A cleaner, greener world...for us and for the pandas!
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