Further illustrating its sustainability commitments, Leviton last month announced that it is making a £600,000 capital investment into solar energy at its manufacturing facility in Glenrothes, Scotland. The carbon-neutral facility serves as Leviton Network Solutions EMEA headquarters, where it manufactures high-performance fiber-optic and copper cabling and make-to-order pre-terminated cable assemblies.
The new solar panel project at Glenrothes will be one of Scotland's largest retrofit rooftop solar installations, and reinforces company's commitment to its CN2030 sustainability program to achieve company-wide carbon neutrality by 2030, and its stated ambition to achieve net zero carbon by 2050. Leviton said the new investment is part of a multi-million-pound development project at the Glenrothes site, including new production equipment and a customer showroom.
Ian Wilkie, managing director of Leviton Network Solutions Europe, commented: "The ability to generate solar energy onsite will help us offset soaring energy costs in the UK and supports our commitment to reducing carbon emissions, developing clean, renewable energy, and reducing our carbon footprint. Upon completion, the solar panels will help reduce the company's annual energy needs."
A Leviton statement added that the company recognizes and appreciates the support of the local Fife Council for the project, for which planning and networking approvals are already in place. The installation will start in January and is set for completion in early 2023.
Ross Goldman, executive vice president and general manager of Leviton Network Solutions, who also serves as the company's chief sustainability officer, concluded: "The market demand for Leviton products and systems has been extraordinary. Leviton is responding by investing back into the business on a global scale, and we are doing it with sustainability at the forefront of our thinking."