IMI Joins Amazon’s Climate Pledge as Signatory Company
OTTAWA, ON. May 10, 2021. IMI considers its Corporate Social Responsibility to be of the utmost importance, and at the heart of this mandate lies a commitment to address the urgent threat of global climate change. Following this year’s Earth Month, IMI is proud to announce that it has been selected among 100 other blue-chip organizations as a signatory company among Amazon and Global Optimism’s Climate Pledge initiative.
The goal of The Climate Pledge is to support signatory organizations with reducing their carbon footprint to net zero by the year 2040 – 10 years earlier than what is mandated by the current Paris Climate Accord.
This over-arching goal is met via the following 3 objectives:
- Regular Reporting
- Carbon Elimination
- Credible Offsets
As it relates to its specific objectives, IMI plans on meeting these goals via focusing on facilitating an extensive reduction in its operational emissions, accompanied by increased investments in nature-based solutions such as reforestation. Furthermore, in the field, IMI is actively working with its partners to develop a supply chain that employs energy-efficient and low-carbon footprint operations.
As a first step in the process, IMI has registered and completed the Ecovadis sustainability survey to establish its carbon baseline. This program also provides the tools necessary to work towards a more efficient, carbon-neutral business.
“For several months we have been behind the scenes working on our Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) strategy.” IMI CEO, Rudi Asseer says, “Today, I am proud to announce we have partnered with Amazon and Global Optimism in joining The Climate Pledge as a signatory. Our collective impact to reach net-zero carbon by 2040 demonstrates a major shift in our industry. Together, our community of over 100 pledge signatories generate over $1.35 trillion in global annual revenues and have more than 5 million employees across 25 industries in 16 countries. Collaboration is essential in accelerating action on climate change, and we look forward to working with all of our fellow signatories.”
Between Ecovadis and The Climate Pledge, IMI is taking the necessary steps towards meaningful change in what is a major global issue.
Founded in 1998, IMI is the largest installation resource company in North America, delivering technical resources, hardware and technology solutions. Offering hourly and turnkey installation talent and OEM product deployment in fields such as manufacturing, supply chain, automation and robotics, IMI has qualified, trained and deployed thousands of technicians throughout North America and has worked with some of the world’s most progressive Fortune 500 companies for over 20 years.
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