GHG Emissions, Industrial, Solar - June 15, 2023
Toro Company Lowers Scope 1 and 2 GHG Emissions
The Toro Company (TTC) reduced its absolute Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 6.3% from 2019 to 2022.
TTC, a manufacturer of outdoor environment solutions, monitored its performance and adjusted operations in an effort to reduce absolute Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions by at least 15% by 2025 compared to fiscal year 2019.
The company also expanded the integration of roofing replacements, energy-efficient process equipment and light-emitting diode (LED) lighting retrofits into more facilities to reduce GHG emissions.
TTC uses purchased electricity to power its operations and is expanding electrification efforts to all indoor equipment, including the forklift fleet. One goal is to shift all indoor equipment to battery-powered sources to enhance energy efficiency and reduce GHG emissions. Sub-meters installed at 15 locations help monitor progress.
TTC also plans to increase its battery and hybrid product sales to at least 20% of total adjusted net sales of motorized product by fiscal 2025. The company seeks to increase the share of its energy coming from renewable sources.
In 2022, its locations in Beverley, Australia, and Fiano Romano, Italy, installed solar photovoltaic panels.
Details were provided in its 2022 Sustainability Report.
“The commitment to advancing our sustainability goals and helping our stakeholders achieve theirs has never been stronger at TTC,” said Richard M. Olson, Chairman and CEO in a statement. “Sustainability is at the heart of how we innovate and is ingrained in our culture of investing in our people, serving our customers, and giving back to our communities. We are excited to share our progress and provide updates on the latest advancements in our sustainability journey. We continue to build momentum and aspire to keep driving meaningful change for our people and for our planet.”