Topcon Positioning Systems announces new global sustainability initiatives
LIVERMORE, Calif., Nov. 30, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Topcon Positioning Systems announces a series of new developments and initiatives as part of its ongoing sustainability efforts. First, the formation of a new global team dedicated to sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) has been announced. It will be led by Michael Gomes as vice president of Global Sustainability and CSR. Much of his career with Topcon has been dedicated to the advancement of more sustainable agricultural practices. He will now lead a global team dedicated to sustainability for all markets and product lines, which will connect into Topcon's parent organization, Topcon Corporation, in Japan to effectively support the corporation's multiple divisions.
"Sustainability has long been a part of the fabric of Topcon and is something we take very seriously as we take actions to support our global initiatives," said Gomes. "As we look ahead, we'll endeavor to support, at every level, the advancement of the industries and communities we serve. The work we do is modeled on the sustainable development goals adopted at the United Nations Summit in 2015 and has been part of Topcon's vision statement since 2016."
Topcon Research & Validation Center
The site was strategically planned in collaboration with students and faculty from the BioResource and Agricultural Engineering Department at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. The team employed a multi-disciplinary approach, providing a site analysis with soil evaluations and recommended crops, maps for planting, and additional site development recommendations.
This new facility joins global validation centers in Concordia, Italy, and Adelaide, Australia, all working on research and validation of innovative precision technologies. "Through these three centers, there is research and testing underway at Topcon, somewhere in the world, any time of day," Gomes said.
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"This is a great opportunity for us to reduce our Scope 2 emissions and energy costs," Gomes said.
For more information, visit topconpositioning.com/sustainability.
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