Logitech, the computer and gaming peripheral, today announced plans to limit its carbon footprint and deliver full renewable energy within a decade.
Renowned primarily for its mouse and keyboard brands, the company has pledged its support for the United Nations 1.5-degree business initiative, with which organizations have plans to limit their environmental impact or achieve carbon neutrality within a single organization explain the schedule. Other companies that have made the promise are Hewlett-Packard, Levi Strauss and Vodafone. These initiatives are in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals announced in the Paris Agreement of 2015.
Logitech said the biggest difference can be made early in the development phase of a product. “Logitech’s teams integrate environmental impact assessments into new product designs across all business areas, along with cost, customer experience, manufacturing and technical innovation,” states a statement.
Logitech says it is well on its way to achieving the CO2 neutrality target for 2030 ahead of schedule, as some of its offices and manufacturing facilities in Ireland, China and Switzerland mainly use renewable energy. The materials, design, manufacture and shipping of product lines, including Logitech G and Astro Gaming, has been reduced to net zero emissions, according to the company. The company has switched to “sustainable packaging” in its Logitech G and MX Master 3 product lines and has begun to introduce recycled plastic into its mice, keyboards, webcams and other products.
“We know that Logitech’s growth is not without its environmental impact,” said Bracken Darrell, President and CEO of Logitech. “And while we have made progress, we have just started to focus on sustainability.”