Sustainability

 

Growing Green

We will reduce our environmental footprint, even as we sustain our business and the communities in which we live and work. At Southwire, we recognize that our success depends on the conscientious use of the finite resources of our planet, and we maintain a deep commitment to responsible growth and actively integrating environmental priorities into our core operations.



2025 Carbon Zero Goal

In 2016, Southwire set a baseline and established 2021 energy goals to improve energy intensity and GHG emissions intensity by 15%. As a result of positive business growth resulting in quantifiable increasing energy and GHG emissions impacts, in 2020, Southwire replaced the 2021 energy and GHG intensity goals with a 2025 Carbon Zero goal. The decision to retire our 2021 emissions and energy intensity goals and establish the 2025 Carbon Zero goal will allow Southwire to eliminate or offset all GHG emissions by 2025, based on our 2018 baseline. Read more on our Carbon Zero web page.
 

Energy Consumption within the Organization (GJ)

*Information obtained from utility bills, estimates used where data unavailable; Energy consumption calculated based on 1,025 Btu/cf natural gas (2013 average per US Energy Administration), 91,420 Btu/gal propane (Alternative Fuels Data Center, 2014), 1,054.2 Joules/Btu, 3.6 MJ/KWh

Energy Intensity (kWh/ton)*


 

*2016 baseline and 2017 status values were revised to reflect corrections to site production numbers following the implementation of SAP, which altered the intensity calculation.

Scope 1 & Scope 2 GHG Emissions
(Metric Tons of CO2e)*†

*Southwire uses a subscription software solution to consolidate GHGs (CO2, CH4, N2O, HFCs, PFCs, SF6 and NF3) into CO2e. Global Warming Potential (GWP) values for natural gas, propane, etc. are based on the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report, 2014 (AR5). All sites are under operational control.

Our subscription software consolidates GHGs (CO2, CH4, N2O, HFCs, PFCs, SF6 and NF3) into CO2e. Factors in the system are either based on US EPA eGRID factors (electricity) or in-country equivalent or the best estimate for international sites; GWP values for natural gas, propane, etc. are based on the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report, 2014 (AR5). All sites are under operational control.

GHG Emission Intensity (CO2e/ton)*
 

 
* 2016 baseline and 2017 status values were revised to reflect corrections to site production numbers following the implementation of SAP, which altered the intensity calculation.

Total Waste by Disposal Method (Tons)*

*For waste by type see our 2019 GRI Content Index

Water Intensity (Gallons/Ton)*




*2016 baseline and 2017 status values were revised to reflect corrections to site production numbers following implementations of SAP, which altered the intensity calculation.

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