Conserve Energy - Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
• Brady switched 20% of its inter-company shipments between Milwaukee and Belgium, or two 40-foot containers per month, from air freight to sea freight. This resulted in savings of $96,000 and a 40% reduction in CO2 emissions each year. As a result of this success, inter-company shipments from Asia to Europe were also switched to sea freight at the end of 2011.
• Brady joined the U.S. EPA Smartway® program to reduce transportation-related emissions through a partnership between shippers and carriers that commit to benchmark their operations, track fuel consumption and improve their performance annually.
• In Belgium and Sweden, our facilities switched to a utility provider that uses 100% renewable wind, solar and hydropower energy to generate electricity. This resulted in a reduction of GHG emissions attributable to these facilities from 66 tons of CO2e in 2010 to 1 ton of CO2e in 2011.
• A switch to energy efficient Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs) in our Zele, Belgium office helped us to reduce our electricity consumption by 25%.