Ontex, a provider of baby care and personal hygiene products and services, has made a commitment for climate-neutral operations by 2030.
The Belgium-based company aims to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, i.e. Scope 1 and 2 emissions, by 50%, compared to 2018 levels.
The company also aims to reduce emissions of its global supply chain, i.e. Scope 3 emissions, by 25% by 2030, by co-operating with its suppliers and focusing on sustainable product design and more efficient transport.
Ontex’s 19 factories across five continents currently run on more than 70% renewable energy.
It has formally submitted its climate targets to the Science-based Target initiative (SBTi).
Annick De Poorter, Ontex’s Executive Vice President for Sustainability and Innovation said: “Climate change is threatening to disrupt every aspect of our lives–creating negative environmental impacts, food supply stress and socioeconomic instability.
“We see achieving climate-neutral operations by 2030 and reducing carbon emissions through our supply chain as essential to our long-term business success.”