22 April 2022
II-VI signs renewable energy contracts for nine sites in USA
Engineered materials and optoelectronic component maker II-VI Inc of Saxonburg, PA, USA says that it has signed renewable energy contracts for powering nine of its sites in the USA with 100% renewable electricity. The sites range from some of II-VI’s most advanced manufacturing sites and some small engineering offices to multiple facilities across the USA in California, Oregon, New Jersey and New York.
The latest agreements represent 20 million kWh of renewable electricity per year, avoiding an additional 5000 metric tons of CO2 emissions annually.
II-VI had already announced in October 2021 that it is powering all of its facilities in Europe with 100% renewable electricity sources, and in January that its largest plant in China would be powered with 100% renewable electricity sources within four years.
II-VI has set reducing its carbon footprint across its global operations as a top priority. The firm has now entered into renewable electricity contracts for over 30 sites around the world, including more than two dozen that now cover 100% of its annual electricity usage with renewable sources.
“With these agreements, we now purchase approximately 30% of our electricity from renewable sources,” says Gary Kapusta, chief shared services & supply chain officer. “We expect to continue to increase our renewable energy purchases every year, and we are delighted to make this announcement in conjunction with International Mother Earth Day as part of our commitment to increase the sustainability in our energy supply across our global footprint.”