Carrier aims to cut customers' carbon footprint by more than 1 gigaton


30 November 2020

Carrier says it wants to cut the carbon footprint of its customers by more than 1 gigaton, as it announced its first set of Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) goals since becoming an independent company in April. 

Carrier is targeting carbon neutrality across its operations by 2030, supported by a planned investment of more than US$2 billion over the next 10 years toward the development of healthier, safer and more sustainable building and cold chain solutions. 

“At Carrier, we are applying our industry-leading innovation to fight climate change through new energy-efficient product offerings and through lower emissions in our operations,” said Dave Gitlin, President & CEO, Carrier. “Our 2030 goals will drive our company to be a positive catalyst for societal change in our areas of expertise, including healthy buildings and the cold chain, as well as in the communities in which we operate around the world.” 

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The 2030 ESG goals include a transformation of the company’s operations to be carbon-neutral while maintaining world-class safety metrics, and the incorporation of leading sustainable design principles from manufacturing through end-of-life. 

Additional goals include the following:

  • Achieve carbon and water neutral operations and deliver zero-waste to landfill from our manufacturing locations
  • Establish a responsible supply chain program and assess key factory suppliers against program criteria
  • Achieve gender parity in senior leadership roles and a diverse workforce that represents the communities in which Carrier’s employees live and work
  • Positively impact our communities through enabling access to safe and healthy indoor environments, alleviating hunger and food waste, and volunteering our time and talent
  • Invest in STEM education programs that promote diversity and inclusion, and promote sustainability through education, partnerships and climate resiliency programs
  • Maintain world-class safety metrics 

The full list of goals is available at