Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions, Sourcing Renewables - February 23, 2021
Sealed Air aims to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2040
Protective packaging provider Sealed Air Corporation announced on Feb. 23 that it set a goal to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2040. This follows the company’s successful execution of its sustainability strategy and performance against its 2020 goal to reduce the greenhouse gas intensity of its operations by 25%. The company far exceeded its 2020 goal by achieving more than a 44% reduction.
“Sealed Air is leading our industry in the race to zero emissions. This is not only the right thing to do, it is our purpose—to make the world better than we found it,” Ted Doheny, President and CEO of Sealed Air, said in a statement. “Our talented people are working hard to create sustainable solutions and innovate to eliminate resource waste. We will also continue to invest in technology and collaborate with our partners and suppliers to beat this goal.”
The company has committed to actions to meet the scientifically established threshold necessary to keep global warming to no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels.
Addressing climate change is a critical part of Sealed Air’s purpose and strategy and is key to making the company’s business, supply chain, customers’ businesses, and communities around the world more resilient.
Among the actions Sealed Air is taking to reduce carbon emissions within the company’s operations, supply chain and beyond are:
- Continuing investments in renewable energy such as a solar power project in California and a wind power project in Argentina
- Improving efficiencies that reduce emissions in global operations for the company and its customers
- Contributing to the reduction of waste across the value chain including making improvements to the shelf life of food and reducing food waste, enhancing transportation efficiency, and protecting goods in transit
- Adopting state-of-the-art technology and innovation for automated packaging solutions and systems, advanced recycling, and recyclable and renewable materials