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Winnebago Commits to Net-Zero Emissions

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Winnebago Industries, the parent of Barletta and Chris-Craft, said in a statement it has committed to environmental sustainability by joining the Business Ambition for 1.5°C coalition and setting a goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

“Winnebago Industries cares deeply about the outdoor spaces we and our customers love to explore,” CEO Michael Happe said in a statement. “Joining the Business Ambition for 1.5°C is an important step forward.”

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Businesses that join the coalition set science-based targets to help limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C above preindustrial levels, as outlined by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Winnebago will follow the Science Based Targets initiative partnership with the U.N. Global Compact and We Mean Business to develop a plan to achieve net-zero emissions. Vice president of environment, health, safety and sustainability Rick Puckett will lead the effort.

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Other goals include zero waste to landfill, with 90 percent diversion of waste by 2030; reducing freshwater use by 30 percent by 2050; eco-friendly upgrade options on all new products by 2025; and product life cycle assessments by 2030.

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