Join some of the world’s biggest companies in aligning your company’s efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions with climate science. Follow this four step process and for additional information on each stage please read the Call To Action Guidelines.


Step 1 : Submit the commitment letter

Signing the commitment letter indicates that your company will work to set a science-based emission reduction target. If your company already has an emissions reduction target, the letter confirms your interest in having your existing target independently verified against a set of criteria developed by the Science Based Targets initiative.

After submitting your commitment letter to [email protected] your company will be recognized as “Committed” at as well as on our partner websites at We Mean Business and CDP.

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Step 2 : Develop a target

Once your company has signed the commitment letter you will have up to 24 months to develop a science-based target.

For support to develop your science-based target consult the SDA tool, methods and resources pages. We encourage sustainability professionals to be in contact with the Science Based Targets initiative to submit a target for an unofficial validation in order to get feedback securing final executive sign off. For more information please read our FAQs.

Step 3: Submit your target for validation

Once a target has been developed, your company must complete the ‘Target Submission Form’ and submit it via email to [email protected]. We encourage you to read the Target Submission Form guidance’ for support to fill out the form correctly. The Science Based Targets team will then verify the target against the SBTi criteria and inform you whether the target has been formally approved or if it needs additional work.

Companies submitting their targets after April 16th 2017 should ensure they use Version 2.1 of the Target Submission Form as it is aligned with the latest SBTi criteria. Submission Form Guidance Version 1.1. accompanies the Target Submission Form V2.1.

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Step 4: Announce the target

On confirmation that your target meets the SBTi criteria your company and its target will be showcased on the Science Based Targets website and in other communications and you will be able to use our logo on your website and communications. You will be sent a communications welcome pack and will be able to liaise with a member of the team.