To further our dedication to sustainable practices, FLIR conducted its first greenhouse gas audit for 2019 as well as climate performance benchmarking to better manage climate-related issues, risks, and opportunities in our operations. FLIR remains committed to employing sound environmental sustainability practices and investing in continuous improvements to our business to combat the impacts of climate change.
We understand disclosure is an essential first step to driving environmental action. As a first-time responder, FLIR joined 9,600 companies in demonstrating commitment to environmental transparency by disclosing our climate change impact through the CDP in 2020. We also currently hold a [total Company] ESG performance rating of A from MSCI, one of the most reputable Environmental, Social and Governance indexes.
FLIR responsibilities focus on facility energy efficiency initiatives, behavioral changes, and increasing the use of renewable energy sources. Cross-company initiatives will engage employees in energy and sustainability practices, including raising awareness for environmental issues, developing products that make a positive ecological impact, and collaborating with scientist and organizations on climate-related issues. The 2019 FLIR Täby, Sweden Sustainability Report, as mandated by Swedish Legislation, provides transparency on the facilities climate footprint and implemented measures to provide a healthy and sustainable working environment for local employees.
Our customers are using FLIR technology and solutions for large-scale contributions to environmental improvements. FLIR technology helps visualize the impact of greenhouse gases, the research, study, and preservation of fauna and flora, and a host of other environmental phenomena.
For example, FLIR Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) cameras can detect—in real time— leaks of environmentally hazardous gases such as methane, sulfur hexafluoride, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and refrigerants. The cameras help our customers to significantly reduce the amounts of environmentally harmful gases that would otherwise be released into the atmosphere.
Read more about how customers are using FLIR for environmental stewardship.