Today, Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) has unveiled a commitment to sustainability by announcing that all video collaboration devices operating on the CollabOS operating system will now be crafted using next-life plastics. This initiative aims to assist enterprise customers in aligning with their sustainability goals. Logitech is refreshing existing products like Rally Bar, Rally Bar Mini, Tap IP, Tap Scheduler, and Scribe with materials designed to reduce the carbon impact of each device. This move positions Logitech as a partner for organizations striving to manage their carbon footprint effectively.
Prakash Arunkundrum, Chief Operating Officer at Logitech, emphasized, “By transitioning our portfolio of conference room devices to a lower product carbon footprint, we are helping other companies navigate their sustainability challenges.” He further highlighted that Logitech is not only incorporating recycled plastic and other lower carbon materials into new product designs but also updating existing products. This approach provides IT leaders with an innovative way to evaluate their workplace technology investments, incorporating both environmental and economic considerations, all without compromising Logitech’s renowned quality and performance.
The business imperative to reduce negative environmental impact is growing rapidly. In a recent survey by Frost & Sullivan, 65% of IT professionals stated that becoming a leader in environmental, social, governance, and sustainability practices is a critical or very important business objective in the upcoming year.
Logitech’s application of Design for Sustainability (DfS) principles to its video collaboration portfolio allows customers to equip entire conference rooms, including Microsoft Teams Rooms and Zoom Rooms, with technology designed with sustainability in mind. This builds on previous progress made with personal workstation peripherals like webcams, headsets, mice, and keyboards.
Key aspects of Design for Sustainability (DfS) include the use of circular materials that can be recovered and given a second life, such as Logitech’s “next life plastics,” which are post-consumer recycled plastics (PCR). Newer conference room products like Logitech Sight incorporate a minimum of 50% certified recycled plastic, resulting in a 21% reduction in carbon footprint and avoiding 1,400tCO2e carbon per 100,000 units.
In addition to using low carbon aluminum made with renewable energy, Logitech’s video conferencing products feature packaging from FSC®-certified forests, 100% recycled fabrics in the Rally Bar family, and power-saving modes that can potentially reduce the carbon impact of Rally Bar and Rally Bar Mini by 1.65 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent.
Logitech has demonstrated its commitment to sustainability by decreasing its Scope 3 emissions by 21% in 2022, with the ambitious goal of removing more carbon than it creates by 2030. To drive industry-wide progress, Logitech is offering to openly share its DfS principles, tools, and knowledge of incorporating sustainable materials with any organizations in the consumer technology industry interested in enhancing their sustainability efforts.
Recognizing the growing demand for transparency and accountability, Logitech is on track to achieve its 2025 target of having a product carbon footprint for every product in its portfolio. This commitment facilitates informed decisions by technology buyers when outfitting global workforces for meeting rooms, personal workstations, and flex desking. Logitech’s progress towards its Climate Action goals is annually reported in the 2023 Impact Report, reinforcing its dedication to transparency and sustainability.