The green chemical company Sekab joins the Science Based Target initiative where companies set scientifically based climate targets.
The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) is a global body that offers a methodology and framework that guides companies to set science-based emissions targets to contribute to limited global warming in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement. The initiative is a collaboration between the UN’s Global Compact, CDP, the World Resources Institute and the World Wide Fund for Nature.
Over 5,000 companies are already connected to the Science Based Targets initiative, where Sekab is now joining and has had its climate goals officially verified.
– A crucial part of our ambition to be the world’s greenest chemical company is to challenge ourselves for continuous improvements. As Sekab now has our climate goals approved within the Science Based Targets initiative, it is an important step towards finding new partnerships for the sustainable industry of the future, says Emil Källström. CEO of Sekab.
Sekab sets goals for emissions from its own operations (what is known as scope 1 and 2) to net zero in 2030. With regard to emissions in the entire value chain (scope 3), Sekab sets goals to reduce by 44 percent by 2030. Through active reduction of carbon dioxide emissions along the entire value chain, Sekab makes a significant contribution to achieving the 1.5 degree target established in the Paris Agreement.
– The goals that are now approved relate to our own operations. That alone is good, but Sekab’s most important task is our contribution to other companies value chains. Basically all manufacturing industries use chemicals and these are today made from oil. Sekab’s bio-based chemicals are absolutely crucial for others to be able to reach their science-based targets, says Eva-Marie Byberg, Head of Sustainability at Sekab.
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Eva-Marie Byberg, +46-706-35 18 26