Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) – Report to Industry Reducing Our Carbon Footprint, While Reducing Our Costs.

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Companies should be held accountable for helping the environment, and Darley is pleased to report we recently installed solar panels on the roof of our 44,000 sq. ft. Itasca headquarters, a strategic move that not only contributes to a cleaner planet but also offers significant financial benefits. We are excited to report that our solar panel initiative has been a huge success, exceeding our expectations and marking
a significant step towards our goal of becoming carbon neutral. With the installation of solar panels, we have saved 845,000 lbs. of CO2 emissions, making significant strides in our commitment to be a responsible steward of the planet and reduce our ecological impact.

Throughout the winter season, we witnessed the impact of our solar panels. The majority of our power usage during this period has been met by the energy generated from the panels. This remarkable shift toward renewable energy sources has significantly reduced our reliance on traditional power grids, resulting in both financial and environmental benefits.

From a financial perspective, after five years our investment in the solar panels will be paid off and we will be saving thousands of dollars annually. One of the major advantages of our solar panel installation is the tax credits we received from the state. These incentives not only helped offset the initial cost of implementation but also accelerated the return on our investment. By taking advantage of these tax credits, we demonstrated our dedication to renewable energy while enjoying substantial financial savings.

Not only are we meeting our own energy demands, but we are also making a positive impact by supplying excess electricity back to the grid. This surplus energy is not only benefiting our local community but also allowing us to earn revenue through energy credits. Installing solar panels at HQ has already saved 845,000 lbs. of CO2 emissions and will save thousands
of dollars annually, after five years.

By harnessing the power of the sun, we are minimizing our environmental impact and also reaping significant financial rewards. We are proud to be part of the renewable energy movement and will continue to explore innovative ways to drive sustainability forward. Learn more at www.darley.com/corporate-social-responsibility.

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