ABB achieves carbon-neutral operations at Finland factory

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ABB has achieved carbon neutral operations at its factory in Porvoo, Finland, reducing CO2 emissions by 636 tons in its first year. 

This saving is equivalent to driving 112 times the length of the equator or warming an electric sauna every day for 373 years. By combining digital solutions, electrification, and renewable technologies the Porvoo factory has taken an important step towards a more sustainable value chain.

The 6,600 square meter site producing wiring accessories and installation materials for the smart buildings market in the Nordics now utilises 100 percent renewable energy. By using recycled plastic as a raw material the carbon footprint has been reduced by a further 106 tons a year. On-site electric vehicle (EV) charging for employees and visitors is also charged with renewable energy.

Porvoo operations to-date using state-of-the-art technologies from ABB and its partners, through the ongoing Mission to Zero™ program. Mission to Zero provides the blueprint for ABB’s journey to carbon neutrality, both for its own sites and those of its customers. As well as helping global emission targets, the program helps to assure better air quality and biodiversity in communities.

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