Energy and Emissions

The energy consumption and emissions of our operations are significant pieces to our environmental impact, and a central focus of our sustainability efforts.  Successfully managing our energy consumption and advancing the efficiency of our operations is a top priority and yields multiple benefits.  It lessens our demand on the natural resources required to generate energy, decreases the emissions of our energy consumption and diminishes the negative impact to our business from fluctuating energy prices.  More importantly, working to advance our energy efficiency and reduce our associated emissions has a positive impact on the health and well being of the global community.

Several of our facilities operate under similar, yet separate environmental management systems, and each facility is responsible for attaining specific environmental objectives and targets.  Operations in Feluy, Durham, and Suzhou have all established objectives and targets aimed at reducing energy consumption. As our U.S. operations are implementing a comprehensive environmental, health, safety and security management system, initial plans for setting an energy objective and target were developed in 2015.

We continue to achieve energy and emissions reductions through continued waste heat to energy practices, and by implementing energy conserving designs and equipment wherever possible.