Sustainability

 

Building Worth

Our success depends on our customers’ success. We build worth for our shareholders, customers and other stakeholders by achieving the highest quality and best service in our industry, and delivering it with a culture of excellence.

Our Building Worth goal is to grow revenue from our portfolio of innovative products, solutions and packaging that drive sustainability to $1 billion in 2025.
Delivering success means responsibly evolving our company in a sustainable manner that provides unparalleled products and services. At Southwire, responsibly evolving also allows us to exceed stakeholder expectations and flourish as a company.

Climate Change & Zero Carbon Transition

To maintain our leadership status in the wire and cable manufacturing industry and help drive the clean energy transition, we must address the risks and opportunities of climate change – now and in the coming decades.

Southwire is working to integrate a climate change scenario analysis into our Enterprise Risk Management process to identify and prepare for climate-related risks across our business.

We are also working to diversify our business and create resilient solutions through our recent acquisitions of Topaz Lighting, OBI Partners and Novinium, as well as continued product investment. In 2021, approximately 61% of our R&D spend included products with sustainable attributes.

Delivering Shared Value

Southwire is invested in developing new solutions to help our business and our customers reduce their carbon impact. In 2021, we became one of the first companies globally to establish a sustainability-linked Asset Based Loan facility, aligning our strategic growth initiatives with our Carbon Zero goal.

Last year, we also collaborated with BHP, a global resources company, to successfully trace emissions from copper mining to rod production in the pursuit of a carbon neutral product offering.

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Sustainability News

Southwire Employees Participate in Annual Summer Enrichment Series

September 13, 2022

Throughout August, Southwire hosted its annual Summer Enrichment Series to provide employees with helpful tools, research, practical skills, virtual events and learning opportunities that focused on the company’s core values.

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Southwire Launches 2021 Sustainability Report – Company’s Sustainability Commitment Reflects Ongoing Efforts to Deliver Value and Grow Responsibly

July 21, 2022

Southwire’s long-held commitment to sustainability has been evident throughout its history and was formalized with its first official sustainability report in 2007. Reflecting that commitment, the company recently launched its 2021 sustainability report.

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Southwire Receives Inaugural Energy Matters Award

July 14, 2022

On Tuesday, July 12, Southwire was presented with the inaugural Energy Matters Award for “Best Sustainability by a Large Company” by Tim Echols, vice chairman of the Georgia Public Service Commission \(PSC\).

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Southwire's Project GIFT Hosts Walk for Water in Carrollton

May 27, 2022

On May 21, Southwire’s Project GIFT partnered with Water Mission to host a Walk for Water event in Carrollton, Ga., collecting more than $25,000 in donations and raising awareness for the global water crisis.

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Southwire Enters into Sustainability-Linked Asset Based Loan Facility

August 26, 2021

To bolster growth strategy and accelerate greenhouse gas emission reduction

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