Cintas Announces Zero Emissions GoalSeptember 16, 2021
Cintas Corp. announced its ambition to achieve net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2025.
As Cintas continues its comprehensive review of its business model related to environmental opportunities, the company expects to identify strategies to reduce its GHG emissions from its supply chain. The company also plans to review opportunities to further reduce its overall environmental impact through continued reductions in energy, water, raw materials, and waste.
Cintas’ ambition to achieve net zero GHG emissions builds on the company’s history of demonstrating environmental impact improvements. Between 2016 and 2020, Cintas improved its water efficiency rate by 16% while increasing its sales by almost 48% in that same time frame. In the last three years, the company has reduced its energy consumption by almost 13% as sales rose by 10%.
“Our corporate culture is based on doing what’s right and challenging ourselves to be better, so we view announcing our ambition to reach Net Zero GHG emissions by 2050 as a natural extension of our culture and how we conduct our business,” said Todd Schneider, Cintas President and CEO. “We believe that climate change is a real issue, and that as a good corporate citizen, we must actively engage in activities and initiatives that help reduce our impact on the environment.”
Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cintas Corp. provides uniforms and apparel, restroom supplies, and mats as well as first aid, document management, and fire protection services. For more information, visit www.cintas.com.