First Quality has entered into a three-year agreement to source carbon-free electricity for all its manufacturing facilities in Pennsylvania. This will reduce the company’s Scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions (indirect emissions from utility providers) by 267,000 metric tons annually, the equivalent of taking 60,000 cars off the road each year.
First Quality has agreed to source electricity from a utility provider that operates carbon-free nuclear power plants. Using Emission-Free Energy Certificates (EFECs) that are managed and verified by a third party, the utility provider will supply enough carbon-free electricity to the Pennsylvania grid to power 100% of its manufacturing facilities in the state—four locations in total (King of Prussia, Lewistown, Lock Haven and McElhattan).
As the company develops enterprise-wise sustainability commitments, reducing greenhouse gas emissions will be crucial to meet its targets as well as customers’ goals.
“First Quality is committed to reducing our carbon footprint and creating a more sustainable future,” said John Rohlf, energy director at First Quality. “Utilizing carbon-free electricity is one of many solutions in our mix and an ideal option for our Pennsylvania sites. This is a win for the environment and a major milestone in our sustainability journey.”