EnerSys is a global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial operations. Their business spans the globe with a worldwide manufacturing and employee base that helps them serve over 10,000 customers in more than 100 countries. EnerSys recently deepened their commitment to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) objectives.
The EnerSys management team hired an ESG team to accelerate the speed at which the company was moving along the sustainability maturity curve. This decision was made to promote a responsible culture at EnerSys, and also aligned with the increasing expectations of the board of directors, investors, and customers from around the world.
As a key part of their program, EnerSys needed to establish a baseline GHG footprint across 173 locations for reporting, analysis, site comparison, improvement planning, and commitment management. Standard PC software could not be reliably used to manage this process.
After a careful analysis of multiple providers, EnerSys selected NAVEX ESG to manage their environmental footprint and GHG profile. Using NAVEX ESG Resource Data Automation, the EnerSys sustainability team can automatically pull in consumption volume and costs associated with specific sites and resource types (such as electricity, water, natural gas, and production refrigerants) directly from utility records.
EnerSys is automating utility data acquisition for 28 sites. These automated sites are largely manufacturing plants but also include a few service centers and headquarters. The software will bring in utility data across the Americas, EMEA and APAC, specifically for sites in the US, Mexico, the Czech Republic, France, Poland, Spain, the UK, India, Malaysia, and Singapore.
The automatically acquired electricity, natural gas, and water consumption data is then calculated according to EPA and UN standards to measure derived GHG footprints across Scopes 1 and 2.
The emissions across those 28 sites make up >90% of the EnerSys Scope 1 and 2 GHG profile.
The automatic data stream connecting utilities to the NAVEX ESG interface has largely reduced the risk of human error and simplifies the need for varying workflow and reporting cadences.
Since the resource data comes directly from utility bills, auditors (who are beginning to look at EnerSys’ energy consumption) can now easily be given data that was acquired automatically without potential processing errors.
Being aligned to ESG standards – such as The Value Reporting Foundation’s SASB Standards, the UN Sustainable Development Goals, GRI, and the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) – EnerSys can now use these automated calculations to measure performance and disclose KPIs tracked by groups such as the Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), or the CDP.
The EnerSys sustainability team aims to expand their GHG footprint calculation to include Scope 3 emissions and continue to pursue sustainable procurement practices. EnerSys and NAVEX also plan to partner to add waste to their existing electricity, water, and natural gas automated utility data capture.
Looking further ahead, the two teams aim to build machine learning models that will allow EnerSys to interpolate consumption and emissions from sites without bill data available but with similar square footage and building type. This is because facilities with the same characteristics are likely to share similar consumption patterns to those that have automatically acquired data.
Additionally, EnerSys recently joined the US Department of Energy’s Better Plants Program, the CEO Water Mandate (a UN Global Compact initiative) and has committed to implement innovative, sustainable, and value-creating water strategies across its facilities.
EnerSys is the industrial technology leader serving the global community with mission critical stored energy solutions that meet the growing need for energy efficiency, reliability, and sustainability. EnerSys maintains its leadership position by providing customers with world-class product and services, achieved through total employee involvement, teamwork, and supplier partnerships.
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