Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions, Industrial - September 6, 2023
Trek Sets 2032 Goals
Trek, a bicycle manufacturer, introduced its carbon reduction goals to reduce Scope 1 and 2 by 68% and Scope 3 by 30% by 2032.
As announced in the company's 2023 Sustainability Report, these carbon emission reduction targets will be completed without the use of carbon offsets.
As a manufacturer, most of Trek's environmental impact comes from the raw materials used to create products, which are categorized under Scope 3 emissions and account for more than 95% of the company's total emissions.
Trek's second Sustainability Report details the brand's commitment to a more sustainable future, including the company’s efforts to reduce packaging waste, recycle e-bike batteries and manufacture products with recycled materials.
The company launched Red Barn Refresh to extend the life cycle of its products, reduce consumption of new materials and cut back on waste by starting a manufacturer-led bike trade-in and refurbishment program.
"We've got a lot of plans to become a much more sustainable company, and this is Trek's effort to give really great used bikes a second chance and extend their usable life — resulting in less waste and getting more people on bikes,” said Eric Bjorling, director of brand at Trek Bicycle, in a statement. "You can't change what you can't see. This report transparently shows our emissions findings and evolving roadmap for the future, demonstrating real sustainable action. We hope this inspires change within, and outside of, the cycling industry."
The 2023 Sustainability Report uses baseline measurements from Trek's 2021 Sustainability Report to track its progress toward decreasing total carbon emissions.