Seating and electronics manufacturer targets 100% renewable energy use by 2030

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Lear Corporation, which manufactures automotive seating and electrical systems, has joined Climate Group’s RE100, a global renewable electricity initiative that includes over 370 major companies.

RE100 members commit to sourcing 100% of the electricity used across their global operations from renewable sources. By integrating RE100’s Energy Efficiency Playbook and renewable energy strategy across the company, Lear plans to achieve 100% renewable energy for electric power consumed at its global sites by 2030.

“Lear’s strategy, aligned with RE100 and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, illustrates our commitment to industry collaboration and building a more sustainable global economy,” said Lear’s VP of renewable energy and sustainability, Jozef Chrzanowski. “We are excited to become a member of RE100 and take another step toward a carbon neutral future.”

Lear’s operations in Germany, Poland and the UK currently meet the goal. In addition, the company is operating six on-site solar installations in Europe, South America and Asia, with a seventh installation due to be announced later this year.

The company says it will use a combination of methods to procure and generate renewable electricity for its remaining global sites. The type of power source will depend on geographical location, applicable legislation and government regulations.

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