Southwire maintains a deep commitment to growing our business in an environmentally responsible manner. We recognize that our planet’s natural resources are finite and that our success depends on conscientious use of these resources. To this end, our core operations integrate environmental priorities, detailed in this report. Click the links below for Southwire’s management approach and performance in each topic.

In 2017, Southwire launched five new goals to enhance our sustainability performance. We are proud to begin reporting our progress against these goals in this 2017 Sustainability Report. Our Growing Green goal and metrics include:


Achieve top decile DJSI (Dow Jones Sustainability Index) performance in operational eco-efficiency
Reduce energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions intensity by 15% through conservation and the use of renewable energy by 2021 Energy: 1,041 kWh/ton
GHG: 0.37 MT CO2e/ton
Energy: 996 kWh/ton
GHG: 0.36 MT CO2e/ton
Achieve zero operational waste to landfill status at all locations by year-end 2017 and maintain status with growth through 2021 74% 100%*
Further reduce water intensity by 10% over 2016 baseline by 2021 213 gal/ton 222 gal/ton
*Does not include sites acquired in 2016 (Sumner and UCI) and 2017 (DCN).

DJSI is considered the “gold standard” for corporate sustainability performance. Achieving top decile performance within the Electrical Components & Equipment sector will help us to outperform our current and future competitors.