Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing
As part of those efforts, our manufacturing facilities adhere to world-leading Reduction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) standards, have vastly reduced disposable packaging, and demand company and supplier compliance with global environmental standards.
In addition, we have adopted activities to promote CO2 emission monitoring and reduction with the goal of reducing our global CO2 output in 2026 by 25% as compared to our 2018 levels. This CO2 emissions goal targets not only our manufacturing, service, distribution, and administration facilities, but entire product lifecycles as well, including procurement, sales, logistics, use by customers, service, and disposal. We will accomplish this reduction, in part, by increasing our use of renewable energy by 20% by 2026 as compared to our 2018 levels.
Nationally, our headquarters for Olympus Corporation of the Americas in Center Valley, PA, incorporates numerous U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) principles, and many of our facilities across the Americas have instituted day-in, day-out green habits, from carpooling to the use of high-efficiency lighting. Olympus also supports sound end-of-life management of our products, participating in the North American Call2Recycle program and other electronics recycling initiatives.