高士的目标是在可行的地方尽可能地开发可再生能源，并希望扩大其可再生能源发电量，在过去六年中，可再生能源发电量已从零增长到28％。 它在美国北卡罗来纳州的Patrick Yarn Mill和印度南部Ambas的工厂已经具有太阳能发电能力，该工厂也有一个基于生物质的蒸汽锅炉。
“The risks associated with climate change continue to grow and the window of opportunity for reducing damaging global warming is closing. While we have considered aspects of climate change risk discretely, we now regard climate change as a unitary Emerging Risk which is reviewed at Board level. We are also looking closely at how we can report progress transparently and in line with the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosures, Addressing energy consumption and the sources of energy used in our business are therefore very high priorities for us.
Having done a lot in terms of reducing energy use in prior years we need now to focus on real-time optimisation of demand and will be running pilot programmes for this in 2020. We have made significant progress in 2019 on renewable energy, with a new onsite solar array in Vietnam and negotiations underway in other locations. We have been progressively transitioning off coal as a fuel source, and this was completed during 2019.
While climate change is a major driver for our energy strategy, it is also very important in terms of cost management as energy is a major cost driver in our processes. Clearly reducing energy consumption generates a direct benefit, and we have also found, so far, that transitioning to renewable energy can be done without a negative cost impact.”