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Superior Essex Communications recognized with SBTi Target Validation


Superior Essex Communications' Commitment to Sustainability Recognized with SBTi Target Validation

Atlanta, GA – Superior Essex Communications, a global leader in the design and manufacture of communication cable products, is proud to announce the official validation of its Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) carbon reduction targets. This significant milestone underscores the company's unwavering commitment to sustainability and its proactive approach to mitigating global carbon emissions.

In alignment with the Paris Agreement's goal to limit global warming to1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, Superior Essex Communications has set ambitious, “near-term” science-based targets to reduce its scope 1-2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 47% and its scope 3 GHG emissions by 27.5% by 2030. These targets have been rigorously reviewed and validated by the SBTi, confirming that they are in line with the latest climate science and are sufficient to meet the urgent challenges posed by climate change. More information on the Science Based Targets initiative can be found here.

"Our target approval by the SBTi marks a pivotal moment in our journey towards sustainability," said Chris Freitag, President of Superior Essex Communications. "We are committed to not just meeting these targets but exceeding them, ensuring that we are part of the solution to a more sustainable world. This initiative is a testament to our dedication to environmental stewardship and our responsibility towards future generations."

Superior Essex Communications' strategy includes a comprehensive plan to reduce carbon emissions across its operations, focusing on energy efficiency, renewable energy sources, and innovative manufacturing processes. The company is also working closely with its suppliers and partners to encourage and facilitate the reduction of their carbon footprints, reinforcing the importance of collaborative efforts in addressing global environmental challenges.

Annie Bevan, CEO of Parallel Sustainability, who partners with Superior Essex Communications in the ongoing development of their leading sustainability program, remarked, "Superior Essex Communications has been a model of how businesses can effectively engage in sustainability initiatives, and continue to drive industry progress by scaling solutions for impact reduction. We’re thrilled to see them setting these targets and applaud SBTi for validating them.”

This approval by the SBTi is not just a milestone for Superior Essex Communications but a call to action for the industry. It demonstrates that with commitment and innovation, it is possible to align business operations with the world's most pressing environmental goals. Superior Essex Communications is proud to lead by example, paving the way for a sustainable future for all.

About Superior Essex Communications:

Superior Essex Communications is a leading manufacturer and supplier of communications cable in North America. Under our overarching vision of MissionNext (MissionNext – Superior Essex Communications), we are shaping our future to support our employees and customers for many years, with a view of integrated solutions, sustainable innovation, and expansive technologies. It is at the forefront of innovation through Power over Ethernet, Intelligent Buildings and Cities, and 5G Fiber infrastructure, including Hybrid and Composite solutions, as well as technological advancements being made at its Product Development Center. Superior Essex Communications is also setting the pace on sustainability by being the first in its industry with a Zero Waste to Landfill Certification at its Hoisington, Kansas, plant; the first wire and cable producer to contribute points to LEED certification; and the first to offer verified sustainable cables in over 50 products. Superior Essex Communications is Everywhere You Live and Work®. Additional information is available at www.superioressexcommunications.com.