We’ve Joined the Fight
Along with scientists, economists and investors, Fortune Brands recognizes that climate change needs to be quickly and comprehensively addressed to help people live safe and healthy lives, and to ensure we can contribute to an economy that is strong and sustainable. 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 stockholders.
We are exploring adding renewable energy sources to our energy mix. In 2020, we invested in a more robust EHS data management system that makes it easier to collect environmental data for our entire global operations. Having aggregated energy data across our global operations will help us define our approach and track improvements.
We look forward to sharing our progress and goals in this critical area.
Leveraging the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)
Starting in 2021, we are 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.
Reducing Carbon Emissions
We’ve taken many actions across our operations to reduce the amount of energy we need. The majority of our locations have switched to energy-efficient lights, 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.
We also partner with the National Forest Foundation on their tree planting campaign, an effort that helps to reduce carbon emissions by planting 50 million trees across the United States’ national forests.