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We are committed to mitigating our impact on climate change and reducing waste, energy, water and land use. From reducing GHG emissions and the energy intensity of our operations to optimizing water and material consumption in manufacturing capabilities, ɫլҹӰվ is continually making measurable progress to build a safer tomorrow for our customers, communities and future generations.

OUR ENVIRONMENTAL GOALS  

Using the latest software platforms and robust data collection from our facilities across North America, we have set these goals to further reduce our environmental footprint in 2023:

Reduce Scopes 1 and 2 GHG Emissions and energy consumption year-over-year based on identified baseline in 2022.

Formalize water management plan for sites located within water scarcity zones.

Reduce water consumption and solid waste to landfill volume year-over-year based on identified baselines in 2022.

Identify quantitative waste reduction targets in 2024 based on year-to-date trend analyses.

Identify quantitative reduction targets for Scopes 1 and 2 GHG emissions and energy in 2024 based on year-to-date trend analyses and science-based methodology.

MANAGING CLIMATE CHANGE & ENERGY

To help build a safer tomorrow, we consider the entire value chain of a product, including material sourcing, the energy used to power our plants and manufacture our building products, and the impacts of our packaging and freight transportation. Through this approach, we’re able to deploy energy conservation strategies to allow us to achieve our target GHG emissions and reduce the carbon footprint of our fleet. 

EMPOWERING ENERGY EFFICIENCY USING ACCESSIBLE DATA

ɫլҹӰվ has partnered with Veolia Environmental, an industry leader in energy management services, to optimize every element of our energy consumption, from procurement to data collection and efficiency improvement measures. This expanded relationship provides the fundamental baseline, building blocks and tools needed to enable us to accelerate our commitment to building a better and safer tomorrow.

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US EPA SMARTWAY CERTIFICATION

In 2022, we became a SmartWay Partner by attaining the US EPA SmartWay Certification for our entire internal fleet. The program assists companies to advance overall supply chain sustainability through freight transportation efficiency. Through our dedication to measuring, benchmarking and improving our performance on key air quality and fuel efficiency metrics, we are building a safer tomorrow.

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LESS WASTE, LOWER WATER & LAND USE

Building a safer tomorrow requires careful stewardship of natural resources today. We are on a journey of continuous improvement, ensuring that we comply with environmental regulations and requirements while developing new programs and strategies. Our areas of focus include waste diversion and product circularity programs, reducing how much water and materials we use and responsible sourcing and securing of supplies.

DESIGNING BETTER BEGINNINGS & ENDS

Sustainability is a key attribute for many of our product materials. Our steel roof and wall panels are a recyclable construction solution with lower maintenance requirements and replacement frequency. Less maintenance translates to lower material waste, labor costs and energy consumption.

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GIVING VINYL SIDING A NEW LIFE  

We participate in the Vinyl Siding Institute’s recycling program to use scrap vinyl from house demolitions as source material in new vinyl siding. In 2022, this cooperative with other building exterior manufacturers generated more than 40 tons of recycled vinyl scrap, diverting it from landfills and reducing the need for virgin plastic raw materials.

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