Progress for our Planet
As Earth Day approaches, we are excited to share the steps we are taking to reduce our environmental impact and protect workers around the world.
As Earth Day approaches, we are excited to share the steps we are taking to reduce our environmental impact and protect workers around the world. We are pleased to announce that we’ve set a 1.5 degree Celsius carbon reduction target, reducing our scope one and two emissions by 42 percent by 2030, as compared to a 2021 baseline. You can read more in our 2022 Annual Report.
With heat stress becoming an increasingly important safety issue, we introduced the V-Gard® C1™ Hard Hat, which uses patent-pending ReflectIR™ Thermal Barrier technology. When worn in hot, sunny environments, this technology can reduce temperatures inside the hard hat by as much as 20 degrees Fahrenheit, or 11 degrees Celsius, compared to those without. Additionally, we're also proud of our V-Gard® Green Hard Hat, an environmentally friendly version of our iconic V-Gard hard hat which celebrated a remarkable 60th anniversary in 2022. The V-Gard Green is made from recyclable high-density polyethylene sourced from sugarcane.
Another example is our suite of detection products which help protect the environment by detecting refrigerant leaks. Introduced in 2022, the MSA Bacharach MGS-401 Entrance Monitor is a system designed specifically for safety compliance in refrigeration applications, such as industrial cold storage and chiller rooms. By quickly detecting refrigerant leaks, this monitor greatly reduces greenhouse gas emissions in our customers’ facilities.
This Earth Day, MSA is proud to contribute to taking the necessary steps to protect our planet for generations to come.