Achieves 50% Reduction in Greenhouse Gas Footprint and 25% Renewable Energy in its Operations
LOS ANGELES -- April 13, 2021 -- Belkin International, a global consumer electronics and Internet of Things leader, today announces its plan to become 100% carbon neutral in scope 2 emissions by 2025. Already achieving sustainability benchmarks for 2020, Belkin sets its sights even higher by aligning 2025 corporate goals with several of the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals – climate action, responsible consumption and production, and peace, justice and strong institutions. The company is answering the United Nation's urgent call for action by all countries in global partnership.
"While we take pride in our achievements and sustainability efforts over the past four decades, we're always looking ahead, setting new goals, and reaching for higher standards," said Steve Malony, CEO, Belkin International. "Our organization is made up of people who want to leave the planet a better place for our children and future generations. We remain forever and authentically passionate about renewing our commitment to a circular economy and carbon neutrality and continuing our pledge to support the Paris Agreement."
Belkin has so far achieved:
Belkin's 2025 Sustainability Goals:
Climate Action (UN Goal 13) – Belkin pledges to take urgent action to combat climate change and its impact.
Packaging and E-Waste (UN Goal 12) – Belkin pledges to ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.
Human Rights (UN Goal 16) – Belkin strives to promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies.
In its 2020 Sustainability Report, Belkin details its 5-year timeline outlining how it will achieve its sustainability objectives around climate change, packaging, electronic waste, governance and reporting.
To support these efforts, Belkin established its inaugural Sustainability Committee, a group of VP-level eco-warriors within the organization to keep the company accountable to its high-level objectives. Malony is the executive sponsor of this Committee.
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Belkin is an accessories market leader delivering power, protection, productivity, connectivity and audio solutions for a broad range of consumer electronics and enterprise environments. Designed in Southern California and sold in more than 50 countries around the world, Belkin creates products that empower people through technology whether at home, at work or on a new adventure. In 2018, Belkin International (Belkin®, Linksys®, Wemo®, Phyn®) merged with Foxconn Interconnect Technology to bolster its global influence and remains forever inspired by people and the planet we live on.