Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions, Industrial - January 24, 2023
Adient Lowers Emissions, Goals Approved by SBTi
Adient, an automotive seating manufacturer, reduced its global Scope 1 and 2 absolute CO2e emissions by 25% and its Scope 3 CO2e emissions by 12% as of Sept. 30, 2022 (using 2019 as its base year).
The company’s emissions targets — a 75% reduction in Scope 1 and 2 emissions at its manufacturing plants by 2030 and a 35% reduction in its Scope 3 emissions by 2030 were recently validated by SBTi, affirming Adient has established a clear pathway to achieving its emissions-reduction goals.
Adient continued to develop sustainable products through a more circular approach to product design, development and production using recycled and plant-based trim solutions. In fiscal year 2022, Adient completed approximately 1,200 continuous improvement projects at its locations globally that annually conserve:
- 6,092 metric tons of CO2e
- 16 million liters of water
- 25 kWh-equivalent of fuel
- 5,363 metric tons of waste
- 42 million kWh of electricity
As of Sept. 30, 2022, 14% of Adient's total electricity consumption globally is attributable to renewable sources and the company will continue investigating and transitioning to fossil-free electricity (e.g., wind, solar, geothermal, hydroelectric, etc.) to decarbonize its operations further.
Details were provided in its 2022 Sustainability Report.
"We remain committed to following positive ESG-related business practices that help protect the environment, safeguard people, promote a culture of inclusion and create a better world," said Doug Del Grosso, Adient president and CEO in a statement. "This report illustrates the considerable progress we have made toward our ESG goals in fiscal year 2022 and highlights the hundreds of sustainability projects initiated by our teams as well as the many innovative sustainable products Adient has to offer."