New Balance has announced two climate commitments. The company has joined RE100, a global corporate initiative bringing together businesses committed to 100 percent renewable electricity. New Balance has recently reached the milestone of generating a total of more than one million kilowatt hours in solar energy at its footwear manufacturing facility in Flimby, England. It already sources renewable electricity that covers its U.S.-based offices and distribution centers as well as five footwear manufacturing plants in Maine and Massachusetts. The second environmental commitment consists in the signature by New Balance of the United Nations Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action. The Charter, which was launched at COP24 in Katowice, Poland, in December 2018, strives to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. As a signatory, New Balance commits to a 30 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.