The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a commitment from over 90 companies and organizations to reduce their carbon emissions by 50% by 2030 through DOE’s Better Climate Challenge, including KYB, the company announced.
The national public-private partnership calls on organizations across the country to set portfolio-wide greenhouse gas reduction targets and share their solutions and best practices with partners and across industries, the DOE said. Companies joining KYB as inaugural partners include automotive giants Nissan, Toyota, Ford Motor Company and General Motors.
“Companies across America are joining arms to lead the zero-carbon transition through smart, strategic climate solutions that slash building and factory emissions and significantly cut costs,” said U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm. “With the help of DOE, the meaningful and measurable emissions reductions of the Better Climate Challenge will save American businesses billions of dollars, create good-paying jobs, and drive innovation that strengthens the entire U.S. economy.”
KYB’s facilities focus on sustainability practices that include less waste, lower energy usage and increased recycling, the company said. Its Franklin, Indiana manufacturing facility was honored as the 2019 Industrial Plant of the Year for Waste Water Quality for reducing waste water discharge by 40%, the company said. It was presented by the Indiana Industrial Operators Association (IIOA) at its annual conference in front of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (DEM) commissioner. KYB Americas Corporation’s Jerry Reamer was named the 2019 Industrial Waste Water Operator of the Year at the same conference.