Radio Flyer may be 104 years old, but the company is keeping things modern with a move towards sustainability in its manufacturing and materials. As one step, its corporate headquarters has integrated a solar solution across four separate rooftops.
The SolarEdge system not only reduces the carbon footprint of the company but also is expected to save about $50,000 in utility bills annually. Radio Flyer plans to use this saved money on employee programs and expanding manufacturing lines. This system produces energy equivalent to 114 cars driven in a year, 62.9 homes’ energy usage for a year, and 63 million smartphones charged.
This move keeps Radio Flyer on track in its goal to make its manufacturing and materials 100% carbon-free. It is a member of RE100, a global corporate renewable energy initiative, and has also received LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum status for its design and operations.