Thursday 27 August 2020

Steelcase sets goal to become carbon-negative by 2030

Steelcase sets goal to become carbon-negative by 2030

Steelcase has set a goal to become carbon-negative by 2030.

The US-based furniture company, which claims it has already reached carbon-neutrality, says it has cut emissions by more than 30% over the previous ten years and bought carbon offsets to counteract the effects of the emissions it has not stopped generating.

The firm's goal of becoming carbon-negative by 2030 has been validated by the Science Based Targets initiative - it will see the company aim to remove more carbon from the atmosphere than it emits through a combination of absolute reductions and investing in renewable energy - by 2030 it plans to halve absolute emissions from its own operations.

It will also finance carbon offset initiatives, support "external emission reductions with social benefits" and engage with suppliers to set their own science-based targets by 2025.

Jim Keane, President and CEO of Steelcase, said: “Steelcase is proud to lead our industry in addressing this critical global issue.

"We continue to see the destructive effects of climate change that touch the lives of people in communities around the world and are pleased to be taking immediate steps in the right direction.”

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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