Mannington Commercial joins Drawdown Georgia Business Compact
Calhoun, Ga.—Mannington Commercial is one of the newest members to join the Drawdown Georgia Business Compact (Compact), a consortium of Georgian companies working together to address the state’s growing climate solutions and aiming to bring Georgia across to net zero carbon emissions by 2050. The Compact aims to scale solutions in ways that address other societal priorities, such as equity, health, environmental quality and economic opportunity.
As a member of the Compact, Mannington Commercial said it actively participates in carbon reduction initiatives, reports on progress with other members and provides financial support to the various programs of the Compact. Mannington Commercial joins other leading Georgia companies that are members of the Compact, including The Coca-Cola Company, Cox Enterprises, Delta Air Lines, Norfolk Southern and UPS.
“Participating in the Drawdown Georgia Business Compact is another important step on our path to carbon neutrality and enhancing our social and environmental commitments,” said Shane Totten, commercial director of sustainability at Mannington. “We are excited to be part of a leading organization that provides members with a platform to collaborate and share best practices and goals. The ability for us to further reduce our own carbon footprint, while helping other members and the state achieve carbon neutrality, is essential to our shared future.”
Mannington Commercial’s membership in the Compact underscores the company’s public and growing commitment to pursue carbon neutrality and enhance its social and environmental stewardship. The company recently announced that it has taken immediate action to reduce carbon emissions by ensuring that all new and redesigned products introduced this year contain 105% carbon offsets to meet carbon negative or neutral standards. . Participation in the Compact will further reduce the company’s CO2 emissions at its manufacturing facilities, across its supply chain and through its fleet operations. Additional efforts to reduce carbon emissions include improvements in energy and water use and actively working with supply chain partners to reduce and eliminate carbon emissions.