Environment & Climate
Natural Resources, Biodiversity and Land Use
At Array, the protection of our natural resources and the preservation of biodiversity and land is at the forefront of our business decisions, and we actively look for opportunities to work with organizations that share this mission. As we continue to enhance our strategy to protect biodiversity, we are considering ways to align with the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) framework to better understand and preserve the natural resources upon which we rely in our business.
Scope 1 and 2: Emissions Breakdown
While Scope 1 and 2 are only responsible for 0.1% of Array’s total emissions, we recognize the importance of managing our direct operations. Through our analysis, we identified electricity usage as the leading source of emissions, contributing approximately 72% of emissions within Scope 1 and 2. Our analysis also revealed that the United States is primarily responsible for Scope 1 and 2 emissions, which provides Array with an opportunity to reduce emissions by increasing our use of renewable energy in our U.S. operations. The second leading contributor to Scope 1 and 2 emissions is gasoline consumed in entity operated vehicles, followed by natural gas.
Scope 3: Emissions Breakdown
Scope 3 is responsible for 99.9% of Array’s overall emissions. Specifically, Purchased Goods and Services (Category 1) and Upstream Transportation and Distribution (Category 4) represent over 90% of Greenhouse Gas Emissions within Scope 3.
Category 1: Purchased Goods and Services
Purchased Goods and Services are responsible for most of Array’s footprint, as this category contributes approximately 83% to Array’s total emissions. Within this category, supplier raw materials account for 72% of emissions and prove to be a highly material topic. The emissions associated with extracting, producing, and transporting raw materials from suppliers has a significant environmental footprint, accounting for 60% of total Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions. We plan to strengthen our engagement with our suppliers as part of our enhanced climate strategy.
Array’s Environmental Policy reflects our commitment to demonstrating continuous improvement in meeting our environmental objectives. Additionally, Array commits to adhering to all applicable governmental and industry regulations and to protecting the environment through the prevention of pollution in air, waste, and water.