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    High standards in environmental stewardship

    Across our global footprint, Gates remains committed to conducting business with respect and consideration for the environment. As an organization, we utilize the creativity, passion, and expertise of our employees around the world as we work to continually improve our manufacturing process, optimizing resource efficiency while maintaining performance. We manage key materiel concerns such as greenhouse gas emissions, energy consumption, waste generation and water consumption. As individuals and as a company, we continue working together to reduce the impact of our global ecological footprint.

    REDUCING THE IMPACT OF OUR GLOBAL ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT


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    GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS

     

    Gates is dedicated to creating and establishing business practices that have a positive impact on the global climate change crisis. We are committed to reducing our Greenhouse gas emissions by fifteen percent by 2025. Following on base line work that began in 2019, we are currently on track to meet or exceed this target.

    We recognize that energy efficiency is a key priority in our business operations. We've identified facilities and specific areas of business production that through targeted initiatives will help reduce our energy consumption over time. The project-based initiatives allow our team the ability to use their ingenuity, creativity and sharing of best practices to help us meet our goal to reduce energy consumption by 20% by 2025.

    • Natural lighting projects
    • Continuous monitoring of energy use to meet site specific targets
    • Compressed air efficiency initiatives
    • Natural gas efficiency initiatives
    • Shutdown programs to conserve electricity when operations or machinery are not in use
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    WASTE MINIMIZATION AND RECYCLING

     

    Gates continues to identify opportunities and develop solutions to address the waste produced at our sites across the world, and we work to divert waste from landfills where possible. All our manufacturing and distribution facilities worldwide are driven to reduce scrap and uphold Gates’ high-quality standards to help reduce our waste global footprint.