Reducing GHG Emissions More Than 50% by 2035
We understand that accelerated, focused action is necessary to tackle climate change. Therefore, to ensure transparency and publicly commit to do our part in transitioning to a low-carbon future, we have publicly stated our targeted Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reduction totals and completion date.
In Q4 2020, Dana committed to reduce its total annual greenhouse gas emissions by at least half before the end of 2035, representing a reduction of more than 300,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually. This is equivalent to the annual energy production of 65 wind turbines.
Our Sustainability Journey
To reach this aggressive emission reduction goal, we are taking a number of sustainabilit yactions — including:
- Reducing our overall energy consumption and increasing the efficiency of our processes: Over the last five years, Dana has completed more than 500 projects that take aim at reducing our environmental footprint. Upcoming projects include upgrading to LED lighting, optimizing compressed air systems, and replacing motors and pumps with higher-efficiency units.
- Sourcing additional renewable energy: Dana is currently sourcing renewable energy through solar arrays at several locations globally and will be implementing further use of renewable energy, such as wind or solar to utilize clean energy sources to reduce GHG emissions.
- Leveraging Renewable Energy Credits (RECs): RECs represent proof that one megawatt-hour of energy was generated from a renewable source and sent to the grid and helps offset emissions.