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The first consumer electronics company to provide detailed carbon-impact data on all of its products, Logitech says all of its products and operations will be carbon neutral by the end of 2021.
Today, Logitech International announced its new
which will see the company addressing its carbon footprint across the entire
value chain (Scope 1, 2, and 3) to achieve carbon neutrality this year, and
net-zero emissions by 2030 — and eventually, climate positivity.
As the IPCC not so gently reminded us
the world needs to act much faster to combat climate change and its impacts.
Therefore, the Swiss consumer electronics giant is accelerating its previous
commitments in support of the Paris Agreement and
RE100, and committing to remove more carbon than it
creates by shifting to renewable energy
and investing in environmental restoration programs.
“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
— we need to do more now to help shape a climate-positive future,” states
Bracken Darrell, CEO of Logitech. “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.”
In order for Logitech to achieve net zero by 2030 and climate positivity
thereafter, the company has set forth science-based targets that support a Reduce - Renew - Restore
with specific programs focused on minimizing energy-intensive products and
activities across the company’s product portfolio, operations, value chain and
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Logitech’s commitment to Design for
Sustainability aims to
eliminate all new products’ potential carbon footprint — with innovation in
materials, energy efficiency, packaging, production processes, circularity and
more — before it arises. The intention is also to revise and update existing
products and processes to reduce the impact of existing activities year-on-year.
Many Logitech products have already switched to using post-consumer recycled
plastics and recyclable packaging, among other lower-carbon options.
Utilizing renewable electricity from sources such as solar and wind is an
integral component to Logitech’s energy strategy. Logitech uses a science-based
approach in conjunction with life-cycle analysis capability to determine the
company's direct carbon emissions (Scope 1 & 2) and indirect, value chain
emissions (Scope 3) — with a goal of being powered exclusively by renewable
electricity by 2030.
Achieving climate positivity means eliminating a company’s full scope of
emissions (Scope 1, 2, and 3). Over the next nine years, Logitech says it will
progressively increase investments in third-party-certified, nature-based
renewables and social projects to offset unavoidable carbon
as well as remove carbon out of the air. This year, Logitech is expanding its
restoration investments through a multi-year carbon-sequestration project in
Fangcheng County, Henan Province, China; the company plans to progressively
increase investment in projects that capture and remove carbon, to rectify the
damage caused over the last century and restore natural environments.
In June 2020, Logitech became the first
consumer electronics company to provide detailed carbon-impact
on product packaging across its entire portfolio — helping to increase consumer awareness of the impacts of their purchases, which could eventually make them partners in helping the company tackle its Scope 3 emissions.
Published Sep 9, 2021 8am EDT / 5am PDT / 1pm BST / 2pm CEST