Energy

Energy powers everything we do – from the lights and computers in offices to the robotic welding equipment and forklifts at our plants.

We have been taking steps to reduce our use of electricity for many years and, bundled together, all these efforts are making a real difference. In recent years we have also installed solar panels on the roof of a number of our manufacturing and office facilities. But that’s never enough – we have set a target to source all electricity from renewable sources by the end of 2020.

Long-term target

Previous targets for 2016:

  • To reduce electricity consumption by 5 percent (compared with 2012) and increase the proportion of energy from renewable sources to at least 60 percen

New objectives for 2020:
  • To source all electricity from renewable sources.
  • To reduce CO2 emissions from Thule Group’s facilities by 65 percent by the end of 2020.

Principal activities conducted during 2015

  • Two production facilities in the US and the facility in Poland have all transitioned to 100 percent electricity from renewable sources which, along with initiatives taken in 2013–2014, meant that 73 percent of electricity came from renewable energy sources in 2015.
  • The facility in Hillerstorp, Sweden, began to use 100 percent biogas for heating.
  • New distribution center in Huta, Poland, uses smart LED lighting.

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