9 June 2022
II-VI Inc reduces global carbon footprint with renewable energy contracts in Asia
Engineered materials and optoelectronic component maker II-VI Inc of Saxonburg, PA, USA has signed renewable energy contracts for powering multiple sites throughout Asia with 100% renewable electricity. These new agreements represent 35GWh of renewable electricity per year, avoiding an additional 18,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions annually. The agreement covers II-VI sites in India, the Philippines, Vietnam, China and Japan.
II-VI has set reducing its carbon footprint across its global operations as a top priority. Including this latest announcement, II-VI has entered into renewable electricity contracts for over 40 sites around the world, including over 35 sites that now cover 100% of their annual electricity usage with renewable sources.
“II-VI now purchases approximately 38% of our electricity from renewable sources,” says Tim Challingsworth, chief sustainability officer. “This announcement is an important next step in fulfilling our commitment to steadily reduce our carbon footprint position around the globe.”
II-VI announced on Earth Day 2022 (22 April) that nine of its US sites will now cover 100% of their annual electricity usage with renewable sources. The firm announced in October 2021 that it was powering all of its facilities in Europe with 100% renewable electricity sources, and this January that its largest plant in China would be powered with 100% renewable electricity sources within four years.