Leviton on Sept. 13 announced its climate change goal to achieve company-wide carbon neutrality by 2030 (CN2030) and its ambition to achieve net-zero carbon by 2050. The company concurrently announced its CN2030 program, which it stated is based on its "refreshed commitment to reduce its environmental impact in six focus areas. The focus areas are carbon, energy, waste, recycling, water, and through innovation by empowering and enabling customers to be more sustainable," according to a Leviton press release.
Leviton further reports that it established a Global Sustainability Steering Committee (GSSC) last year, comprised of executives from across the company to provide direction, resources, and funding. At the same time, Ross Goldman was appointed as Leviton's first chief sustainability officer. Goldman takes on this role in addition to his current role as executive vice president and general manager of Leviton's Network Solutions business unit.
Goldman stated that he "is very proud to have the world's first network infrastructure business to achieve third-party verified carbon neutral status in accordance with PAS2060 since 2011." Goldman noted that the company's European data business is headquartered in Glenrothes, Scotland and manufactures high quality copper and fiber cabling products, and that that this factory is now operating on 100% renewable energy.
Goldman added, "At Leviton, we pride ourselves in being a future-focused company, engineering products that help our customers succeed not only in today's environment but also tomorrow's. Being future-focused also means being environmentally sustainable and am excited by the challenge we face to reach carbon neutrality by 2030. With the launch of CN2030, we have great momentum to build on in the next eight years. I look forward to what we will achieve through implementing CN2030 and we will share our progress with our customers and the industry as we move forward."
Daryoush Larizadeh, president and chief executive officer, Leviton, concluded, "Every day, Leviton manufactures products that help our customers create more sustainable buildings, factories, and homes, and we are proud to formalize our company's sustainability commitment through our CN2030 program. From earning factory ISO-14001 certifications to developing LED-driven energy-saving products, to recyclable packaging and much more, we have already made major strides in sustainability as a company. As chief sustainability officer, Ross will accelerate our efforts across all of Leviton."