Tempur Sealy International remains dedicated to expanding its sustainability efforts. The company recently announced a commitment to achieve carbon neutrality in their global operations by 2040.
According to Chairman and CEO Scott Thompson, Tempur Sealy has already taken “meaningful steps toward reducing or offsetting Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions from our wholly-owned operations” in recent years. In 2020, the company sourced 100% renewable energy for its wholly-own U.S. and European manufacturing operations. It is also on track to install a solar power array at its Albuquerque, New Mexico manufacturing facility, with the goal of generating enough solar energy to power all of the plant’s assembly lines. Additionally, Tempur Sealy continues to drive zero-landfill waste initiatives across its global operations.
This new sustainability goal will see the company reducing or offsetting 100% of Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions from its wholly-owned manufacturing, logistics and retail operations by the year 2040. This will reduce both Scope 1 emissions (direct emissions from sources it owns or controls) and Scope 2 emissions (emissions attributable to the electricity it consumes). Tempur Sealy plans to achieve this long-term goal through absolute emission reductions from the continued use of renewable energy and operational efficiency improvements, as well as the funding of carbon offsets.
In addition, Tempur Sealy intends to extend its sustainability efforts to its global supply chain by encouraging its suppliers to establish their own sustainability goals. Through this initiative, the company aims to increase sustainability awareness and initiatives within its supplier base with the goal of reducing the overall environmental footprint of its supply chain.
“This new long-term goal reflects the continued commitment by Tempur Sealy’s Board of Directors and management team to improving our communities and environment,” Thompson continued. “Our zero-landfill and renewable energy initiatives have already delivered a significant reduction of our environmental footprint to-date. In this next phase of our efforts, we will continue to implement industry-leading sustainability initiatives to achieve carbon neutrality by 2040. Our global workforce is mobilized to implement solutions that limit our environmental impact, benefit our community, and drive shareholder value.”