Sustainability report helps Trek outline ways to reduce carbon footprint

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Following an emissions audit in the past year, Trek Bicycle announced Wednesday operational areas it will address to reduce its carbon footprint. WAP Sustainability Consulting conducted the audit to measure Trek’s environmental impact.

Ten areas were identified in the brand’s sustainability report:

  • Reduce air freight — Will pledge to improve supply chain processes to reduce air freight mileage by 75% by 2024.
  • Consolidate shipments to retailers — To address ground shipping emissions, a global consolidated shipping strategy is being devised, also by 2024. Mainland European retailers currently utilize a batched shipping strategy that cuts mileage required to move product.
  • Increase reliance on renewable energy — By 2023, all Trek facilities globally will be powered by renewable energy. Currently, global headquarters uses a mix of 60.6% wind, 33.3% biogas, and 6.1% solar power. The California and New Jersey distribution facilities are 100% renewably sourced.

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