GHG Emissions, Industrial - July 1, 2020
Milliken cuts emissions 12.4% in one year
Milliken announced in their new sustainability report on June 25 that they reduced their greenhouse gas emissions 12.4% between 2018 and 2019 in pursuit of their target to reduce emissions by 25% before 2025.
In the report, the textile manufacturer reported that they double the amount of renewable energy use between 2018 and 2019, with an increase from 9,009 MWh to 18,049 MWh. Their current target is to increase energy use by 10 times between the 2018 baseline and 2025.
Additionally, 34 of their global manufacturing sites have been certified for environmental compliance and 3 U.S. facilities have been certified by the American Chemistry Council for Responsible Care in Environmental Management Systems.
Milliken has also invested in the construction of a $25+ million combined heat and power facility and saw a 495 million ton reduction in emissions and 1,070,000 kWh reduction in energy use through the upgrade to LED lighting.
“Milliken is meeting the demands of a rapidly changing world,” Halsey M. Cook, president and CEO for Milliken & Company, said in a statement. “We’re driving progress for sustainability, inclusivity, zero waste, safety and more for the betterment of the planet and our company. Year one concentrated on laying the groundwork, solidifying our efforts, and setting the stage for continuous improvement over the next five years of our journey, together.”
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