Logitech computer and gaming peripherals company today announced plans to limit its carbon footprint and be powered entirely by renewable electricity within a decade.
The company, best known for its brands of mice and keyboards, pledged its support for the United Nations commercial initiative of 1.5 degrees Celsius, through which organizations declare plans to limit their environmental impact or achieve neutrality of carbon within an established schedule. Other companies that have joined the promise include Hewlett-Packard, Levi Strauss and Vodafone. These initiatives align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals announced as part of the 2015 Paris Agreement.
Logitech said the biggest difference can be made early in the design stage of a product. “Logitech teams in all business groups are integrating environmental impact assessments into new product designs, along with cost, customer experience, manufacturing and technical innovation,” the statement said.
Logitech says it is on track to achieve the goal of carbon neutrality early 2030, with some of its offices and manufacturing plants in Ireland, China and Switzerland using mainly renewable energy. According to the company, the “materials, design, manufacturing and shipping” of the product lines, including Logitech G and Astro Gaming, “have been reduced to zero net emissions.” It has become “sustainable packaging” in its Logitech G and MX Master 3 lines and has begun to introduce recycled plastic into its mice, keyboards, webcams and other products.
“We recognize that Logitech’s growth does not come without an environmental impact,” said Logitech president and CEO Bracken Darrell. “And, while we have made progress, we have just begun our efforts in design for sustainability.”