Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions, Industrial, Industrial, Solar - July 25, 2023
Lear Lowers Emissions by 17%
Lear Corporation, a global automotive technology company, decreased its Scope 1 and 2 emissions by nearly 17% by the end of 2022 against a 2019 baseline.
The company is on track to meet its 50% carbon reduction goal by 2030, and its onsite solar arrays provide clean power for nine of its facilities across six countries. Lear also reports in its 2022 Sustainability Report that all of it locations in Germany, Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom have met the company's 2030 goal of sourcing 100% renewable energy for electricity needs. Additionally, Lear employees completed 170 energy efficiency projects in 2022, saving the company an estimated 6 million kilowatt-hours of energy globally.
Lear's portfolio of sustainable products continues to grow and includes more than 900 global patents and pending patents related to sustainable products. The company’s Battery Disconnect Unit helps electric vehicles (EVs) charge faster and drive farther.
The company also finished reference life cycle assessments (LCAs) on seven of its major product lines to measure and identify opportunities to improve the carbon footprint of its products; assessed over 2,800 production supplier sites across the globe on sustainability and human rights criteria; completed strategic acquisitions to enable less complex and more efficient product design, optimize manufacturing processes and support Industry 4.0; and sent zero waste to landfills at 28 facilities in 11 countries.
Lear committed to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and recommitted to the United Nations Global Compact.
"Around the world, our teams have embraced opportunities to build a more sustainable future," said Ray Scott, Lear President and CEO, in a statement. "Their commitment and collaboration are driving us toward our climate goals, advancing sustainable products, and further enriching our diverse culture."
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