Harman International reconfirms its commitment to the sustainability, on all fronts: for the environment, people, the community. With social and environmental responsibility at the center, the development of the Samsung subsidiary looks to a more responsible and sustainable future.
Harman International invests in sustainability
If Harman had already focused on technology in all the markets in which it works (from the automotive, to the consumer and the enterprise), in recent years it is accelerating the pace. For example, aim to use the post-consumer recycled paper instead of plastic for all consumer audio products in 2022. It will cut down on packaging, switch to soy ink printing. It will eliminate the non-essential power cords, to reduce waste. Furthermore, the company wants to invest in the circular economy, aiming to increase the longevity of products not only making them more robust but also easier to repair. And from disassemble to facilitate recycling.
Harman Kardon Radiance 2400, vincitore al CES
To evaluate its sustainability performance, it wanted to involve impartial third parties. With excellent results. In 2021 it received recognition “Silver” from ECOVADIS for sustainability, something that only 25% of companies deserve. To further improve the rating, he wanted to track environmental performance. And it aims to reduce the 40% of the carbon impact by 2025. The ultimate goal is that of carbon neutrality by 2040.
Attention to the environment and workers
Harman is also currently working to implement the best ones hybrid work solutions, to improve the well-being of their workers. But without forgetting to aim for greater product sustainability and possible alternatives to smartphones.
Dave Rogers, President, HARMAN Lifestyle Division. comments: “As an innovating brand that is constantly at the forefront of the industry, HARMAN is proud to set and achieve ambitious goals. It is no wonder that HARMAN has chosen to broaden its social and environmental commitment and to bring its heritage as an innovative brand to the heart of the development of a strong and sustainable future ”.
Attention to the environment has not slowed down sales growth, on the contrary. In the fourth quarter of 2020 Harman set a new record, eventually reaching a double-digit growth for the first half of 2021. Also thanks to the great quality: only in 2021 did he win well 93 awards, including the prestigious CES ‘Best of Innovation’ for the home speaker system Harman Kardon Radiance 2400.
You can find more information about the company on the official website.