Combating Climate Change
We’ve Joined the Fight
See our carbon emissions reduction and renewable energy goals.
We are committed to reducing our carbon impact on the environment while continuing to manufacture our products, serve our customers and create value for all our stakeholders. We have invested in new software and systems to improve and streamline environmental data collection processes, capture global data, enhance future reporting, and better evaluate opportunities. This data is key to helping us understand our direct carbon emission impacts and to set environmental goals.
In 2021, we set goals to reduce our absolute Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions by 30% by the year 2030, and to offset 50% of our electricity usage with renewable sources by 2030.
How We’ll Achieve these Goals
To help reach our goals, Fortune Brands Innovations currently plans to identify and help fund a renewable energy project by entering into a virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA). By supporting a renewable energy project, we will source clean power to match our electricity needs, address our carbon emissions and contribute to adding long-term green energy options to the existing supply of energy in the United States.
We feel our goals and path to achieve them are both appropriate for our industry and realistic. As we work toward these targets, we will also remain open as new or more options to reduce carbon emissions become available in the future.
Carbon Mitigation Strategy
Our carbon mitigation strategy includes:
- Supporting renewable energy: We plan to enter into a VPPA for a project that generates renewable energy.
- Using renewable energy: Our plant in Changshu, China installed solar panels in 2022, and we expect about 70% of their power will be derived from the panels. Additionally, our facility in Pine Grove, Pennsylvania, uses solar panels.
- Reducing our own energy usage: The majority of our locations have switched to energy-efficient lighting, and we routinely check and repair our equipment to ensure it is running efficiently. We also invest in new equipment that is more energy efficient. While we have already taken many actions to run more energy-efficient operations, we are on the lookout for more opportunities to conserve energy.
- Investing in making responsible products: Manufacturing energy-efficient Therma-Tru doors and using recycled inputs as the main components for our Fiberon PE composite decking is part of how we can help to mitigate carbon emissions.
Leveraging the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)
Starting in 2021, we have been using the TCFD framework to discuss Fortune Brands’ climate-related risks and opportunities. The framework includes guidance on governance, strategy, risk management, and metrics and targets. View our TCFD content grid in our latest ESG Report.