Commercial, Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions - September 22, 2023
RRD Plans to Lower GHG Emissions by 25%
R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD), a global provider of marketing, packaging, print and supply chain solutions, announced its commitment to reduce its GHG emissions by 25% over the next 10 years.
This initiative includes the company’s U.S. and Mexico manufacturing locations, which account for the largest portion of its worldwide footprint. From 2018 to 2022, RRD lowered its GHG reductions by approximately 17%.
The reduction target — a total reduction of over 43,000 metric tons of CO2e — has been reported via the 2023 climate change questionnaire conducted by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP).
Utilizing 2022 as a third-party verified baseline year, RRD’s 10-year roadmap will lower emissions (Scopes 1 and 2) across its operations by pursuing energy efficiency programs involving several different technologies, including:
- Energy-efficient lighting initiatives, including conversion to LED lighting,
- Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) upgrades,
- Alternative energy via physical installations and power purchase agreements,
- Demand response programs with local utilities, to reduce RRD’s energy consumption during periods of peak demand,
- Heat recovery, a proprietary process that captures waste heat for reuse, and
- Pneumatic system optimizations.
“As a leader in the marketplace, we have a responsibility to operate ethically and create sustainable solutions with the lowest environmental impact,” says John Pecaric, Chief Operating Officer of RRD, in a statement. “Disclosing this commitment to the CDP, which we consider to be the gold standard for corporate environmental reporting, is key to ensuring the growth of RRD is intertwined with sustainable business practices.”
The company is also considering reduction targets for its remaining worldwide manufacturing operations located in Asia, Latin America and Europe.