Working Toward the Greater Good
Policy and innovation are driving a global shift away from fossil fuels and towards full electrification of the transportation industry. The speed at which this transition is taking place is directly correlated to the urgency of rapidly rising carbon emissions—which rebounded to their highest level in history in 2021. Transportation has the highest reliance on fossil fuels of any sector and accounted for 37% of CO2 emissions from end-use sectors in 2021.
As private and public stakeholders prioritize a more sustainable path forward, there will be significant needs for advancements in battery and climatic testing. R+D in this space will help accelerate the deployment of a national electric vehicle charging network which will promote more widespread adoption of electric vehicles—particularly commercial fleets. Medium and heavy-duty trucks account for a majority of transportation’s carbon emissions and recent legislation pushes adoption of EVs to replace last mile delivery, class 6 and class 7 heavy-duty vehicles. Read more about our plan to advance EV R+D and testing.
Significant and exponential growth in EV and component manufacturing has the potential to not only support sustainability and climate goals, but will also drive economic growth in the state and nationally.
In the past year, open jobs in the US have increased 62% across industries. Manufacturing alone is looking to fill half a million jobs, which is expected to grow to approximately 2.1 million by 2030.
As we work to fill this gap with skilled workers, partnerships with universities and community colleges will be critical—particularly amidst the transition to clean energy. Both upskilling the current workforce and developing training and curriculum for the next generation of clean jobs require commitment from public and private partners.
Significant worker and community investments as well as ensuring equitable economic growth and development will help provide more opportunities for individuals to participate in high-wage, skilled work. Illinois is home to more than 120,000 jobs in clean energy and is outpacing the national growth projection. Categorically, electric vehicle manufacturing was the fastest growing sector with a 28% increase in jobs for 2021.
TCCI is committed to ensuring compliance with applicable environmental laws, regulations and ordinance while seeking to reduce our impact on the environment and reduce pollution.
Our processes, systems and packaging are all designed to reduce waste and environmental impact. We go above and beyond supplier sustainability requirements and employ a continuous improvement approach to our environmental stewardship. TCCI leverages routine internal and external audits to incorporate feedback that will help our company operate with sustainability in mind. In recognition of our efforts, we have consistently held an ISO 14001:2015 certificate, which certifies our adherence to global environmental operating standards.