BARLOG Plastics joins SCIENCE BASED TARGETS INITIATIVE
Overath, December 23, 2022 BARLOG Plastics has joined the Science Based Targets initiative. The SBTi has endorsed the company’s target to reduce scope 1 + 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 by 50% compared to the 2018 baseline. Part of the stated goal is to also to analyze and reduce Scope 3 emissions in order to make a major contribution to climate protection.
Science-Based Target initiative to secure climate targets
The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) is a joint initiative of the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), the United Nations Global Compact, the World Resources Institute and the World Wide Fund for Nature. It supports companies in aligning their climate protection activities in such a way that the 1.5 °C target of the Paris Climate Agreement can be achieved. The targets set by
companies are evaluated by the Science Based Targets Initiative. At the same time, the companies undertake to comply with the SBTi’s greenhouse gas accounting standards. Greenhouse gas emissions are divided into different scopes. The Scope 1
emissions relate to greenhouse gas emissions caused directly within the company, for example through stationary or mobile combustion. Scope 2 bundles the emissions caused by the purchase of energy. Scope 3 includes all emissions from upstream and downstream supply chains. “We not only want to make our contribution to climate protection and to identify and implement potential for this in our company. It is also important for us to communicate these goals clearly and openly and to regularly review progress. For this reason, we have joined the Science Based Targets initiative”, says Peter Barlog, Managing Director of BARLOG
BARLOG Plastics pushes climate protection measures
In addition to the measures already taken in the past, such as the installation of a photovoltaic system on the company building, a large part of the company’s further electricity requirements will be covered by renewable energies. Step by step, the entire vehicle fleet is being converted to e-mobility and the Scope 3 emissions in the supply chain will be analyzed. “These are the first major steps in identifying and reduction of potentials. But we are also trying to motivate all employees on a small scale, save resources and make their daily work more sustainable,” says Nicole Lange, responsible for the topic of sustainability at BARLOG Plastics. “We will do everything we can to achieve our stated reduction target and are continuously working on new ways to improve
our greenhouse gas footprint,” Lange adds in conclusion.