Fuller’s has announced the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has approved its near-term science-based emissions reduction target.
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Fuller’s has committed to reduce absolute scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 42% by 2030 from a 2020 base. The pub company has also said it will reduce absolute scope 3 GHG emissions by 25% within the same timeframe.
Fuller’s has worked with 3Keel, an Oxford-based firm of sustainability advisors, on its GHG emissions reduction and has already made good progress.
The SBTi is a global body enabling businesses to set ambitious emission reduction targets in line with the latest climate science. It is focused on accelerating companies across the world to halve emissions before 2030 and achieve net zero emissions before 2050.
“This is a major milestone on our journey to net zero,” said Oliver Rosevear, Fuller’s sustainability director. “In 2021 we announced that we would achieve net zero by 2040, with a commitment to achieve net zero for operational emissions by 2030.
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“Through our Life is Too Good to Waste programme, we have made some real progress on this journey. To have our initial, near-term emissions reduction target approved by SBTi shows that we have set ambitious but realistic goals.
“The latest climate science from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change — described by the UN as ‘code red for humanity’ – shows it is still possible to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C, but we are dangerously close to that threshold.
“So it is more important than ever to reduce our emissions and impact on the planet. Through the hard work of our team members and the support provided by SBTi, I feel confident that we will achieve our goals.”