U.S. OEM Carrier has reached another milestone — 18,000 CO2 (R744) installations around the world — the company announced in late July, in connection with Earth Overshoot Day.

Earth Overshoot Day marks the date each year when humanity’s demand for resources and services exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year. In 2021, it fell on July 29.

“A pioneer in the use of natural refrigerants in the food retail world, we continuously invest in research and development to improve our products and processes while protecting the natural environment,” Carrier Commercial Refrigeration said in a LinkedIn post. “Committed to a sustainable future, we will continue to play our part to move the date of Earth overshoot day.”

Carrier Commercial Refrigeration Europe supplies turnkey CO2 refrigeration systems for food retail stores of all formats and industrial sites, from project engineering and product manufacturing to installation and ongoing customer service.

Carrier recently published its 2021 Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) report, revealing that the company reduced its customers’ carbon footprint by 68 million metric tons in 2020. This reduction equals the energy use of more than eight million American households, Carried said in a statement at the time. “Such a milestone is important because [HVAC] contribute an estimated 15% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions.”

The 2021 ESG report details how Carrier has committed to setting company-wide science-based emissions reduction targets aligned with the goals of the Paris Agreement. By 2030, Carrier aims to achieve carbon neutral operations and have reduced its customers’ carbon footprint by more than 1Gigaton CO2e.

One of the strategies adopted by Carrier has been to tie its executive incentive compensation programs to progress towards ESG goals.