Our Products & Processes

Our commitment to environmental sustainability and innovation is embedded in our products and manufacturing processes. In partnership with our customers, we strive to design and manufacture products that meet sustainability goals and expectations. In collaboration with our suppliers, we source materials responsibly while respecting ethical labor practices and environmental impact.

We utilize operational excellence and continuous improvement frameworks to evaluate product design, manufacture, and end application, ensuring optimal resource usage, reduction in emissions, and minimization of waste.

Our Barnes Industrial business is dedicated to addressing environmental challenges through several key initiatives, including reducing global emissions, mitigating waste, and collaborating with customers on vehicle fuel efficiency and electrification. In our Molding Solutions business, our products support global efforts to decrease carbon footprints by optimizing product design and manufacturing efficiency.


Serving diverse global markets, we assist customers in delivering innovative technology solutions that enhance fuel efficiency across internal combustion engines, hybrid, and electric vehicles. We provide mission-critical components such as cooling systems and battery safety components, which enable state-of-the-art advancements in electric vehicles. We ensure both efficiency and reliability in this transformative market.

Barnes Aerospace is engaged in several key environmental sustainability initiatives focused on its internal processes, as well as partnering with our customers to support their environmental sustainability efforts. Our continuous improvement focuses include enhancements to our manufacturing processes to reduce energy usage, water, and material waste. In addition, we have undertaken efforts to reduce packaging waste in our value chain, including partnering with customers to implement the use of recycled shipping containers.


We work directly with our OEM customers on the design, manufacture, and implementation of new component part designs with lower weight, leading to improved aircraft fuel efficiency. In addition, we have incorporated newly refined castings and forging designs to reduce material waste in the manufacturing process and embraced additive manufacturing to produce new manufacturing tooling for a more sustainable and resource-efficient approach.


In our Barnes Aerospace MRO business, we collaborate with customers to develop new innovative repairs to reduce the number of used parts that are scrapped during engine overhauls and replaced with newly manufactured parts.


Barnes Aerospace maintains ISO, AS, and NADCAP certifications to support its customers’ needs from start to finish. The business is committed to delivering efficient processes and superior quality in every complete solution, from manufacturing to repair.


We are committed to delivering products and solutions to our customers that uphold the highest standards of quality and safety by utilizing robust advanced planning methodologies and actively engaging with and listening to internal and external stakeholders. From the direct manufacturing of medical components and adjacent supporting of medical products, Barnes products indirectly enable health and safety worldwide.


Our dedication to quality extends to our proactive approach to product safety issues. We investigate all product safety issues, aiming to identify root causes, implement corrective actions and field instructions to rectify any ongoing concerns. In this process, we prioritize collaboration with regulatory authorities to ensure cooperation and adherence to industry standards and compliance requirements.

Barnes is committed to energy conservation and utilizes renewable energy sources. Our facilities continue to expand their use of energy-efficient LED lighting, motion sensors, and timers on energy-consuming systems. Further examples of conservation efforts include adding more efficient insulation, identifying compressed air leaks, and timers.


Many facilities purchase or generate renewable energy for their own consumption. This includes rooftop solar and the purchase of power from hydropower, wind power, biomass heating, and the purchase of Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGO).




Barnes continues to make steady progress on water conservation, management, and reduction. Through our Operational Excellence framework, Barnes has evaluated its manufacturing processes for optimized water use, including the reuse of wastewater. Across our global manufacturing facilities, we have implemented digitalization projects, closed-loop water systems, rainwater collection, water monitoring systems, and other water management tools to reduce water consumption.

Our Health, Safety, and Environmental Affairs (HSE) information tracks waste generation data according to the framework established in our corporate environmental standards. Centralized reporting of non-recycled and recycled industrial process wastes enables us to identify pollution prevention and waste minimization opportunities and drive a more significant percentage of our industrial waste streams toward recycling.


We aim to minimize waste generation at the process level, increase resource efficiency, and reduce single-use waste to reduce the volume sent for offsite disposal. For example, we segregate process wastes or byproducts such as spent grits, abrasive media, and grinding wheels that can be recycled or reclaimed to avoid sending them to the landfill. We also seek opportunities to eliminate or reduce dunnage, wooden pallets, office paper, and single-use plastic cups or bottles.


Our sites also create systems to collect and recycle plastics, including test pieces from mold trials for new and modified products. These parts and unused granules are shipped to a recycling company committed to 100% material recycling of the residual plastics. The plastics are sorted on a granulator, finely ground, packed in bulk containers, and marketed to new end users, preventing the material from being landfilled and supporting the circular economy.


Our pursuit of Operational Excellence requires us to continually identify ways to conserve water, increase energy efficiency, and reduce waste.

Scope 1 & Scope 2 Green House Gas Emissions Disclosure

The Barnes HSE management system includes a centralized HSE information system for energy and water usage. Validation of this centralized Scope 1 & Scope 2 and water usage data is performed annually by both the Barnes Internal Audit department and external third-party consultants.



Barnes businesses participate in the EcoVadis sustainability assessment to assess our Company’s material sustainability impacts against documented evidence.


Climate Disclosure Project (CDP)

Barnes completes the Climate Disclosure Project (CDP) Climate Change questionnaire and provides our CDP rating to select stakeholders. The CDP questionnaire is aligned with the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).