Positioned at the Intersection of Sustainability and Technology
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Setting Our Ambition for Net Zero Emissions
We are committed to establishing science-based targets focused on reaching Net Zero by 2040, in line with current climate science consensus. We use many of our own lighting, lighting controls, and building management solutions to reduce energy usage and avoid carbon emissions while reducing costs, improving our operating environment, and demonstrating the many opportunities for our customers.
Reducing Carbon Emissions at Our Production and Distribution Facilities
Reducing our operational carbon footprint involves continually evaluating how we work and how we can do better. We have taken several positive steps, including reducing material usage, energy consumption, water use, and emissions to improve our operational footprint.
In fiscal 2021, we announced our goal to avoid 100 million metric tons of carbon emissions by fiscal 2030. Our goal is based on our projected sales of LED luminaires, lighting controls, and building controls, replacing older technologies in existing buildings and driving innovation and performance across our Company.
Reducing Our Customers’ Carbon Footprint
100M Metric Tons of Carbon Avoidance
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Predicted Grid Emission Factor
The sum of years 2020–2030 is projected to be 116 million metric tons of CO avoidance
While our corporate carbon footprint assesses the environmental impact of our products and processes, we also estimate environmental benefits of removing older, less-efficient technology from a building, which we refer to as a carbon ‘handprint’. Details of how we calculate carbon avoidance can be found in our white paper entitled, “Lighting the Way Toward Net Zero.”
Helping customers reduce their carbon footprints is one way that we make a measurable impact on minimizing climate change.
Lighting the Way Toward Net Zero
The estimated cumulative impact of Acuity's contribution to reducing carbon emissions by 2030 is shown in the graph above. Future year contributions diminish due to the Grid Emission Factor, increasing efficiency of buildings undergoing renovation, and the expected leveling-off of LED efficiency.