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ESG Evaluation: Southwire Co. LLC

Southwire Co. LLC manufactures copper and aluminium wires, cables, and related products for residential and non-residential construction, energy, infrastructure, and original equipment manufacturing markets in North America. The company, headquartered in Carrollton, Ga., was founded in 1950 by the Richards family. Our ESG Evaluation score of 72 reflects the company’s focus and commitment to enhance its environmental and social sustainability. The Richards family, who privately owns the company, has a long-term goal to promote and improve Southwire’s sustainability strategy, with the belief being it will help the company remain viable indefinitely. Southwire made progress achieving its sustainability mission over the past four years, with lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and water intensity, better safety metrics, and a growing focus on targeted stakeholder engagement across its value chain. Despite its private ownership, Southwire has a largely independent board of directors that i