Cintas Corporation has announced its ambition to achieve Net Zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050. The company is also in the midst of a comprehensive, enterprise-wide review of its business model as it relates to environmental, social and governance (ESG) opportunities, improvements, and efficiencies. Cintas has been built on sustainable business practices, and the continuous improvement of its sustainability measures has been key to the companys operational success over the years. As its business review continues for the next 12-18 months, Cintas expects to better define its ESG journey, including identifying strategies to reduce its Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions and potential avenues to reduce Scope 3 GHG emissions from its supply chain. The review will also focus on opportunities to further reduce its overall environmental impact through continued reductions in energy, water, raw materials, and waste throughout its business. The companys sustainable business practices date back to the companys origins in 1929 when Doc and Amelia Farmer gathered dirty shop rags from local businesses that otherwise wouldve been thrown away, brought them home to wash them and sold the clean rags back to companies in the Cincinnati area. As the company grew, their grandson, Richard Dick Farmer, created a burgeoning uniform rental operation in 1959 that provided an easy, affordable, and sustainable option for companies to outfit their employees. Further business line expansions under CEOs Bob Kohlhepp (1996-2004) and Scott Farmer (2004-2021) into facility services, first aid and safety, and fire protection deepened the companys sustainable business model. These provided product offerings based on reusing and recycling goods and reducing the use of natural resources, as well as the development of products and services to help customers keep their own facilities, employees, and facilities cleaner, safer, and healthier.