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Science Based Targets initiative

Approved by the Science Based Targets initiative: greenhouse gas reduction targets for 2030

The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) validated our Nordzucker Group’s near-term greenhouse gas emission reduction targets in August 2023. This underpins our commitment to making a scientifically validated contribution to the reduction of greenhouse gases by 2030. The validation is another relevant milestone in the implementation of our group’s sustainability strategy.

Nordzucker is committed to reducing absolute greenhouse gas emissions from its own production (Scope 1) and from purchased energy (Scope 2) by 50.4 per cent by 2030 compared to the baseline year 2018. Nordzucker’s Scope 1 and 2 targets are in line with limiting global warming to 1.5°C. The company also commits to reducing absolute Scope 3 emissions from purchased goods and services, fuel and energy-related emissions, business travel, employee commuting, processing of products sold and end of life treatment of sold products by 30 per cent by 2030. The targets apply to all Nordzucker sites in Europe and Australia. The targets can only be achieved together with partners along the entire supply chain.

Nordzucker joined SBTi in May 2021. The SBTi defines and promotes best practice in greenhouse gas emissions reductions and validates companies’ targets. Transparent guidelines and resources are provided to help companies like Nordzucker effectively set science-based targets in line with the latest climate science.

For more information about the Science Based Target Initiative, click here.

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