SUSTAINABILITY

Committed to innovation that inspires an improved planet.

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FARRARTM, powered by global climate innovator, Trane Technologies, is committed to innovation that inspires an improved planet.

Timing is critical. “Globally, large public biotech and pharmaceutical companies are responsible for more than 200 million metric tons of carbon dioxide and equivalent missions, according to estimates from one 2022 report.”*  

We support Trane Technologies’ mission with our commitment to advancing sustainability in our operations, products, and services as we focus on meeting the rapidly growing demand for cold-chain solutions.

*Ladyzhets, Betsy, “Under pressure, biotech and pharmagrapple with how to take climate action,” STAT, March 29, 2023, referencing “The Carbon Impact of BioTech andPharma, Progress to the UN Race to Zero,” produced by MyGreenLab in collaboration with ICE,November 2022

OUR MISSION

We consider sustainability more than a buzzword. In fact, a focus on energy efficiency underpins our entire culture. Our engineers are truly hardwired to focus on it. Sustainability is core to our strategy, encompassing the environmental and social impact of our operations, our products and services, and our people. We are committed to advancing sustainability in all these areas as we focus on meeting the rapidly growing demand for cold-chain solutions.

CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY

In alignment with Trane Technologies, FARRAR is committed to corporate social responsibility strategy that includes enhancing life in the communities where we operate.

We support Trane Technologies’ efforts which include:

  • A $100 million investment in STEM learning for students in underrepresented demographics
  • Donating 500,000 employee volunteer hours and committing to workplace diversity
  • Hosting STEM learning camps with Trane Technologies and Project Scientist to uplift STEM education and career access
  • Donating freezer equipment to Santa Fe College to help support the STEM talent pipeline in the communities in which we live and work

ADVANCING DECARBONIZATION

At FARRAR, we align with Trane Technologies’ sustainability commitments.

Our highly efficient ultra-low temperature storage chambers (ULC-190. ULC-259 and ULC-311) offer improved sustainability through energy-efficient solutions. And, you don't have to sacrifice performance for GMP requirements. Our ULC-190 recently earned ENERGY STAR® certification. They also offer best-in-class density which helps our customers reduce the amount of storage/warehouse space needed.

Our walk-in solution analytics help reduce carbon footprint through lower maintenance requirements which are further enhanced through remote monitoring. Remote monitoring also helps reduce onsite visits, reducing travel frequency.

DISCOVERY DRIVEN

Leveraging Trane Technologies’ next-generation refrigerant research, FARRAR is helping drive the life sciences industry toward greater sustainability.

Working to help minimize the impact of refrigerants on global warming, we also are aligning with Trane Technologies and its efforts with other like-minded companies to deliver next-generation refrigerant solutions.

NOVEL SOLUTIONS

We are committed to seeking new ways to reduce our carbon footprint through fresh product and process efficiencies.

For example:

  • Our disruptive technology includes our Controlled Rate Chamber Model 4000/4000-LC which can greatly reduce +40˚C to -80˚C freeze/thaw times from up to days or weeks to hours, helping to optimize manufacturing efficiency.
  • Our forced air convection and water-cooled solutions provide highly efficient options that can be integrated with existing HVAC systemswhen appropriate to reduce energy consumption in HVAC load.

PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE

We are working to ensure that our solutions enable our customers tomeet future EPA minimum-efficiency rating requirements. FARRAR uses foam-blowing agents for its freezers and cold spaces that align with forth coming 2023 EPA Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) guidelines and the current California SNAP guidelines. Our remoting monitoring with Trane Tracer Ensemble tracks system performance and status, which can help significantly reduce the need for onsite service, reducing pollution contributions from excess vehicle traffic.

From a future of sustainability standpoint, we align with Trane Technologies’ waste reduction strategy enhancement. Trane Technologies and its brands, including FARRAR are beginning to include circular economy principals that reach all operations from product design and manufacturing through each product’s end of life. These circular-economy principals reflect a strong commitment to sustainability, including a recognition of the crucial importance of biodiversity.

OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY

We strive to ensure that our facilities produce solutions with minimal impact and that our production processes are optimized for efficiency.

Whenever possible, we opt to work with suppliers whose goals align with our environmental commitments. We adhere to high safety standards and support employee wellness to support a sustainable workforce in all our locations.