Amphenol Increases RE Use - Smart Energy Decisions

GHG Emissions, Commercial, Solar, Sourcing Renewables  -  April 23, 2024

Amphenol Increases RE Use

Amphenol made advances in energy management through the increased use of renewable energy sources and the acquisition of renewable energy certificates in 2023. 

In 2023, 19% of the company’s purchased electricity came from renewable sources, a slight decline from 22% in 2022, which was driven in part by the addition of new manufacturing facilities.

The company — which designs, manufactures and markets electrical, electronic and fiber optic connectors and coaxial and high-speed specialty cable — also consumed 150,583 megawatt hours (MWh) of renewable energy, including 10,079 MWh of Energy Attribute Certificates (EACs). 

Amphenol expanded the use of on-site solar installations during 2023, resulting in a five-fold increase in the amount of electricity produced and consumed on-site from solar. 

Amphenol reports that its Scope 1 GHG emissions are currently low, representing just over 10% of its combined Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions. Despite the addition of 21 new manufacturing facilities in 2023, the company lowered its Scope 1 GHG emissions by 10% compared to 2022. 

The company received third-party verification of its Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions and can report in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative standards. 

At the Amphenol TCS facility in Mexicali, Mexico, employees identified inefficient energy usage points in the facility, especially leaks in certain air compression equipment, which can account for up to 30% of the total energy consumed in a factory.

To resolve the inefficiency and reduce energy usage in the facility, a series of protected Wi-Fi-enabled power valves were installed in each of the automatic lines to open and close the air lines at the beginning and end of each process. The installation of these power valves in October helped save the facility 97.2 metric tons CO2e in energy consumption during 2023.

“We have made substantial progress towards making our company more sustainable for the long term, progress made possible only through the dedication and hard work of our truly outstanding employees around the world,” said Amphenol President and CEO Adam Norwitt in a statement

Amphenol received external limited assurance for its 2022 energy consumption and GHG data in 2023. The data was verified by Bureau Veritas, an independent third-party firm, which performed limited assurance on its 2022 energy consumption and Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions data for the purposes of the company's CDP submission in 2023. The company initiated the process to have its 2023 energy and Scope 1, 2 and 3 GHG emissions data externally verified for the purposes of its CDP submission in 2024.

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