Who figures out how much carbon we need to cut to keep the climate in check? Some companies just figure it out, but we wanted to work with the Science Based Targets initiative, an international organisation who knows their stuff. They’ve helped check our targets are in line with the latest climate science. Which means we can be sure we’re reducing our emissions in a way that’ll help avoid the worst effects of climate change.
What are science-based targets?
Science-based targets are a set of goals that businesses provide with a clear route to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. They’re ‘science based’ if they’ve been developed in line with the target of keeping global warming below 2°C above pre-industrial levels.
How are science-based targets set?
Science-based targets are set using five steps:
1. Committing to the targets by submitting a letter to state you want to set a science-based target
2. Working on an emissions reduction target in line with SBTi’s criteria
3. Presenting and submitting the target to the SBTi for official validation
4. Announcing the target and informing stakeholders
5. Disclosing your targets through reporting on company-wide emissions and tracking target process annually