Posted May 30, 2024

Wesco reports progress on 2030 ESG goals 

Wesco International issued its annual sustainability report today. It outlines the company's progress and key initiatives for advancing its environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals set in the 2021 report.

Those goals include reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 30%, reducing landfill waste intensity by 15% across global locations, achieving a 15% reduction in total recordable incident rate (TRIR) and providing 425,000 hours of safety training and development to employees – all by 2030.

Wesco says it has made significant progress toward achieving its 2030 sustainable development goals. The goal to reduce landfill waste intensity by 15% across its U.S. and Canadian locations from the 2020 baseline of 0.64 Metric Tons of Carbon Dioxide Equivalents (MTCO2e) has been met against its 2030 goal. And, it's on track to achieve its goal of providing 425,000 hours of safety training and development by 2030. 2023 marked a significant expansion in the reporting coverage of its scopes 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory globally from our previous reports which only reflected GHG emissions in the U.S., Canada and the U.K.

"Our journey toward sustainability is ongoing, and we remain committed to continuous improvement," said John Engel, chairman, president and chief operating officer. "We recognize that collaboration is key to success, and we are actively engaging with our stakeholders to learn, share best practices, and drive collective action."