Commercial, GHG Emissions, Sourcing Renewables - August 14, 2020
Flex increases RE portfolio 10%, slashes emissions
Flex announced Aug. 12 that they successfully increased their renewable energy use by 10% and decreased their emissions by 3% in 2019.
The electronics logistics provider reported in their newly released 2020 sustainability report that they offset 70,500 tons of Scope 3 CO2e emissions through Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) Certificates from the Clean Development Mechanism for projects in Brazil, China, Costa Rica and India and screened 98% of their global suppliers based on social and environmental criteria. Their emissions targets are on track to allow them to achieve their goal of decreasing emissions by 10% between 2016 and 2020.
In 2019, the company installed LED 1.2 million square feet of LED lighting and avoided more than 22,000 tons of Scope 1 and 2 emissions through their energy management programs. Additionally, they increased their portfolio of renewable energy to 38 MW in 2019.
“Sustainability is core to Flex’s mission of becoming the most trusted technology, supply chain and manufacturing partner,” Kyra Whitten, vice president of Marketing, Communications and Sustainability at Flex, said in a statement. “As we determine our next set of sustainability targets, we remain committed to driving programs that help address broader societal and environmental issues, such as climate change, and transparently disclosing our progress toward our goals.”
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