This is an important recognition for the world leader in coating technologies and surface treatments for flexible materials. Stahl’s targets, which reflect the company’s commitment to the 2015 Paris Agreement goals, are to reduce absolute scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 42% and scope 3 emissions by 25% by 2030 (from a 2021 base year).
Maarten Heijbroek, CEO of Stahl, welcomed this milestone in the company’s ESG journey: “Our targets are ambitious, and rightly so. Realizing our goal to help create a more responsible coatings value chain starts with being accountable for our own environmental impact, and taking concrete steps to reduce our emissions wherever possible.“
Bureau Veritas also commits to reducing absolute scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 42% by 2030 and scope 3 emissions by 25% from a 2021 base year. This validation by the SBTi is an important step, in line with Bureau Veritas’ Climate Transition Plan. It marks the group’s strong commitment to follow a CO2 emissions reduction trajectory consistent with 1.5°C of global warming.
Reducing its carbon footprint is one of the three pillars of the Bureau Veritas climate transition approach, along with adapting to climate change and assisting its clients to reach net zero. Bureau Veritas does this by providing ESG technical assistance, inspection and certification services designed to help reduce CO2 emissions.
Five main pathways have been identified to achieve its goals and dedicated action plans and indicators associated with 2030 targets have been developed for each of them:
- lab energy consumption;
- office energy efficiency;
- renewable energy;
- business travel;