Henkel receives approval on its science-based emission reduction targets

The German manufacturing company has commited to reducing its scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 67% per tonne of product by 2030

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Henkel has announced it has received approval on its emission reduction targets by the Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTi).

The German manufacturing company has committed to reducing its scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHS) emissions by 67% per tonne of product by 2030.

It has also pledged to increase annual sourcing of renewable electricity from 6% in 2017 to 100% by 2030 and will reduce scope 3 emissions from purchased goods and services by 30% per tonne of product by 2030.

Uwe Bergmann, Head of Sustainability Management at Henkel, said: “We at Henkel want to make a positive contribution to climate protection and fully support the commitment of the United Nations’ Paris Agreement on climate change.

“By 2040, we want to become a climate-positive company. Based on our long term goals, we derived specific emission reduction targets which were assessed against scientific best practice and confirmed to support the goal to limit global warming to 1.5°C.”