In the early months of 2020 while the world was scrambling to adjust to a new way of life, Sterling Rope’s parent company, Vertical Supply Group (VSG), made the decision to get serious about sustainability by developing an Environmental and Social Governance (ESG) plan.
Since 1992, Sterling Rope has made some of the highest quality and innovative climbing and industrial ropes in the industry. For almost 30 years they have been deeply committed to not only the safety of their equipment but the impact it makes on the environment. From starting the first dynamic Rope Recycling Program in the country to selecting supply chain partners that prioritize minimal environmental impact, Sterling has ensured that sustainability is one of their top values.
This year, VSG and Sterling Rope achieved carbon neutrality by partnering with Arbor Day Foundation – but they didn’t stop there. For Sterling Rope, the next step in achieving their ESG goals included enrolling in Maine Green Power to match 75,000 kilowatt hours every month with renewable energy produced right here in Maine. Their enrollment at the Leader level in Maine Green Power allows them to reduce their carbon footprint by 75,521 pounds of CO2 per month, which is equivalent to 2,811,813 smartphones being charged.
Maine Green Power is proud to welcome Sterling Rope to our program and can’t wait to see how they continue to pursue their long-term sustainability goals.