Consumer electronics company Logitech announced today a series of new climate goals, including having all products and operations achieve neutrality this year, achieving net zero emissions by 2030, and ultimately becoming “climate positive,” by removing more carbon than creating.
Prakash Arunkundrum, Head of Global Operations and Sustainability at Logitech, said:
“We have reaffirmed our commitment to climate action and accelerated our program to reach the 1.5oC goal in support of the Paris Agreement 20 years earlier than anticipated. Science-based reduction targets are driving our momentum and we recognize that business as usual must fundamentally change, to adapt to the changing environment around us. Driving innovation in materials, measurement tools, and technical design processes, as well as collaborating across industries, helps us along our path towards reducing carbon emissions and accelerating towards a decarbonized economy.”
According to Logitech, in order for the company to reach net zero by 2030, and become climate positive in the future, it is taking action with science-based targets that support a Reduce-Renew-Restore strategy with programs focused on minimizing energy-intensive products and activities across the company’s product portfolio, operations, value chain and product lifecycle.
As part of the Reduce part of the strategy, Logitech aims to reduce its product’s potential carbon footprint with innovation in materials, energy efficiency, packaging, production processes, circularity and more with its “Design for Sustainability” commitment, and intends to revise and update existing products to reduce the impact of existing activities.
To Renew, Logitech stated that it will transition absolute energy demand that cannot be reduced into renewable energy such as Solar and Wind. The company stated it is already working with suppliers and stakeholders to transition its footprint to renewable electricity.
To Restore, Logitech is aiming to balance Scope 1,2, and 3 emissions and over the next nine years. The company aims to invest in nature-based, renewables and social projects to avoid carbon emissions, as well as in carbon removal.
Bracken Darrell, CEO of Logitech, said:
“Climate change is one of the biggest challenges of our generation. Yet reduction of the net carbon output levels caused by human action isn’t happening fast enough – we need to do more now to help shape a climate positive future. We are accelerating our climate strategy to be carbon neutral this year, across all of Logitech activities and products. We will be net zero by 2030 with an ultimate goal to become climate positive. We’re going beyond what countries have committed to in the Paris Agreement and we’re doing it 20 years earlier because it’s work that cannot wait.”