Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions - January 25, 2022
Adient to Lower GHG Emissions by 2030
Adient, an automotive seating company, announced goals for 2030 to reduce emissions with the release of its 2021 Sustainability Report.
The company’s new targets are to reduce Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 75% at its manufacturing plants by 2030 and to reduce Scope 3 GHG emissions by 35% by 2030. These goals were recently submitted to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).
As part of the company’s strategy to reach these targets, Adient aims to be 100% reliant on renewable electricity by 2025.
“At Adient, we are committed to following positive environmental, social and governance-related business practices. Our goal is not only to drive environmental change by lessening the impact our business has on the planet, but also to focus on social and economic change that benefits everyone," said Doug Del Grosso, Adient president and CEO, in a statement.
Adient logged 728 energy, emissions, and water reduction projects at its locations in its fiscal year 2021, which generated electrical savings of nearly 30,000 MWh, prevented more than 5,000 tons of CO2e from entering the atmosphere and reached 24 ML in water savings in fiscal year 2021
Adient continues to focus on integrating sustainability into its seating products through its ES3 — Evolution of Seating Systems Sustainability — approach to product design. ES3 reduces operational waste while using sustainable materials. Adient is exploring more than a dozen sustainable leather alternatives, many of which are partially constructed from waste or recycled products that could reduce dependency on animal leather and help prevent deforestation without compromising comfort or quality.