The world is waking up to the reality that climate change is already impacting our daily lives. Businesses in all sectors — including electronics manufacturers — need to adjust their ways of working to put sustainability at the forefront of their operations. After all, incremental changes eventually lead to tremendous results.
That’s why EMS is keeping its finger on the pulse when it comes to climate change. We’ve pledged to reduce our environmental impact one step at a time — both on the manufacturing floor and in the office.
Sustainability is a hot topic at the moment. COP26 is dominating mainstream media — and rightly so. As a population, we’re running out of time to reduce carbon emissions, meaning we need to act now and put drastic changes in motion to safeguard the future of the planet.
COP26 united authorities across Europe in a shared goal of bringing down carbon emissions and implementing sustainability frameworks to mitigate the effects of global warming. The conference sets out measurable targets that businesses and individuals can bear in mind when setting personal goals and company-wide sustainability policies.
The primary goal of COP26 is to secure global net-zero by 2050 by phasing out the use of fossil fuels, curbing deforestation and investing in renewable energy. In doing so, the ambitions are to keep the 1.5-degree global temperature increase within reach.
Working towards protecting and restoring communities that have been affected by climate change is also central to COP26’s aims.
Of course, governments in Europe will need to mobilise public and private sector finance to ensure net zero is reached. As such, COP26 sets out the requirement for developed countries to raise at least $100bn in climate finance each year.
By working together, these ambitions could become a reality.
EMS’ low-carbon commitment
Currently, ‘manufacturing’ isn’t synonymous with ‘sustainable’. However, new technologies are facilitating more eco-friendly processes within manufacturing, meaning the industry has the potential to be greener than ever.
At EMS, we recognise our responsibility within the manufacturing industry to actively cut our carbon emissions. We’ve committed to making more environmentally friendly choices to reduce our impact on the planet, recycling as much as possible and swapping for more sustainable materials wherever we can.
This year, EMS worked with Low Carbon Workspaces (LCW) in line with our pledge to be more sustainable. Just by installing energy-efficiency LED lighting throughout our premises, we were able to save a staggering 4.2 tonnes of CO2 over the past 12 months!
LCW is a government-backed initiative that works across Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Hertfordshire, Milton Keynes and Northamptonshire, offering grants to SMEs in a push to make real changes to bring down CO2 emissions.
To date, LCW has saved 2,784 in CO2e each year and has helped hundreds of businesses tangibly reduce their carbon footprints, boost their eco-credentials, increase employee productivity and cut energy usage.
We’re also aiming to be net-zero by 2050 and have registered to the FNZ Standard to achieve this. While it’s not mandatory, the standard helps to measure, certify and benchmark our progress. Watch this space for further updates on EMS’ sustainability journey!
If you’d like to know more about EMS’ available electronics manufacturing services and how we can assist with your requirements, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.