Carbon Neutral Company
Since 2019 we are recognized by Green Development as a Carbon Neutral Company for our manufacturing process by reducing and compensating all our emissions for our 2018 manufacturing process, and we are committed to keep reducing and compensating our carbon footprint in the years to come.
ISO 14001 Certified Company
We are focused on protecting our environment and reducing our environmental impact, working under a culture of sustainability with environmentally friendly methods, materials, processes and practices.
Every single commercial refrigeration model made by Fogel utilizes hydrocarbon refrigerants, which are natural, whereas HFC synthetic refrigerants, such as R-134a and R-404, have been discontinued in production. These hydrocarbon refrigerants -either R600a or R-290 - have negligible global warming potential compared to their synthetic counterparts.
Fogel has invested more than US$ 5MM to increase its manufacturing capacity, including machinery and components to manufacture commercial refrigerators using hydrocarbons across all assembly lines at our factory in Guatemala, as well as adding more R&D laboratory chambers to test and certify the new and greener versions of the models we offer to our customers.
Utilization of Renewable Energy
Sustainability and caring for the environment are strong commitments that we have built into the core of our business. We utilize renewable energy at our facilities in Mixco, Guatemala – now running on solar power – which include both manufacturing and administrative operations.
The utilization of renewable energy helps us to further reduce our carbon footprint avoiding the emission of +460 tons of CO2 per year. Our roof-based solar array consists of over 1,350 solar panels with a peak capacity of 775 kilowatts of power, which has begun generating an estimated 1.17MM kilowatts of clean energy per year.
Sustainable Procurement Practices
We have implemented a Sustainable Procurement Program to ensure that we do business with suppliers that behave ethically and are looking to have positive environmental and social impacts.
Our suppliers must abide by our Supplier Code of Ethics, which dictates the standards that we expect from them. This code includes topics such as: Bribery and Corruption, Transparency, Environmental Policies, and Working Conditions, among others.
We have been able to reduce even further our carbon emissions per unit produced due to environmental targets that we set each year.
These targets help us align and modify our practices regarding energy consumption, water, materials, chemicals, and waste to be able to accomplish them.
For the long term, we have set three ambitious environmental targets, committing to:
- Reduce our Scope 1 GHG emissions by 45% per equivalent unit produced by 2030 from a 2021 base year.
- Reduce absolute Scope 2 GHG emissions 100% by 2030 from a 2021 base year.
- Reduce absolute Scope 3 emissions from use of sold products 20% by 2030 from a 2021 base year.
In addition to our ongoing sustainability efforts, we have begun the process of implementing Science-Based Targets (SBTis) for the medium and long term to align our targets with the world's carbon mitigation requirements. Setting these new targets from early-on will be paramount in developing successful sustainable practices that have a net positive impact.
Science-Based Targets are greenhouse gas reduction goals set by businesses that are in line with what the latest climate science deems necessary to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement to limit global warming.
Scope 3 Emissions
We have begun the process of measuring our scope 3 emissions through a more comprehensive and detailed analysis to identify focal points along our supply chain and operations, in which we can further reduce our carbon footprint and improve efficiencies.
Scope 3 emissions are indirect emissions that occur because of a company’s operations, but from sources not owned or controlled by the company such as supply chain, transportation and distribution, business travel, leased assets, etc.
- Propane gas as fuel for our forlifts.
- More natural illumination in our facilites.
- LED lighting in our facilities.
- Recycling and reuse.
- Wastewater treatment plants.
- Recovery and recycling of refrigerants.
- Software for measuring our footprint.
- Less use of stationary diesel.
Environmentally Friendly Features
- CFC-free and HFC-free products.
- Poliurethane insulation with cyclopentan as the blowing agent.
- Energy efficient products.
- Energy saving electronic controls.
- LED illumination.
- Variable speed compressors, optional.
- Energy efficient electronic motors.
- Low-E technology on glass panes.
- Wire & Tube condensers.
- Natural refrigerants with negligible GWP.