L3Harris Technologies has released its yearly Sustainability Report enumerating the company’s various environmental initiatives over the course of 2021 and naming focus areas for its Environmental, Social and Governance program.
“We continue to make meaningful strides with our ESG efforts as they become engrained in the L3Harris culture,” said Christopher Kubasik, vice chair and CEO of L3Harris as well as a three-time Wash100 Award recipient.
The company also said they have done work to meet their goal of reducing waste disposal in landfills by 75% before 2026.
During 2021, L3Harris began commercial work for Elm Branch, a solar farm that it owns and facilitates. The enterprise was built in collaboration with military veterans, spans 1,350 acres and is said to decrease CO2 emissions by 110,000 metric tons annually.
Kubasik also stated the company strengthened its climate data monitoring efforts during the last calendar year in order to ensure its ability to run ethically and sustainably for the foreseeable future.
“We initiated alignment with the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures to advance our transparency in climate-related risks and opportunities,” Kubasik added.
The company reported a 100% rating on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index and that all of its employees were trained on Global Trade Compliance Policy in order to ensure proper international trade conduct.
L3Harris team members logged 105,000 total volunteer hours in 2021, which exceeded the company’s prior high watermark in this category by almost 50,000 hours. In addition, the company noted its diversity, equity and inclusion statistics, reporting half of the workforce being women and nearly a quarter of jobs occupied by people of color.
“Together, we aim to cultivate an ethical, disruptive company that strives for excellence far beyond base policies and standards,” Kubasik concluded.