Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions, Solar - August 3, 2022
Wilsonart's Solar Lowers Emissions
Wilsonart, an engineered surfaces company, announced it collected Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions data for the first time.
The company’s Fletcher, N.C. solar field cut CO2e emissions by roughly 307 metric tons in 2021 and also incorporated 23% post-consumer recycled content.
Wilsonart also conducted cradle-to-gate study of high pressure laminate (HPL) products compared with other surface types including granite, using publicly available environmental product declarations and found that Wilsonart HPL produces 58% less embodied carbon than granite and 46% less than the industry average overall.
Details were discussed in its second Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report.
“Wilsonart is proud to be among the manufacturers taking steps toward meaningful change in the building materials industry to benefit the environment, our employees, our communities and our stakeholders,” said Timothy O’Brien, CEO of Wilsonart in a statement. “This report documents and celebrates significant progress toward our sustainability goals as well as a number of key accomplishments from the past year, including having the first products in our High Pressure Laminate category to achieve the industry-leading Declare Label designation, along with completing a comprehensive materiality study and collecting greenhouse gas emissions metrics for the first time.”