Surge of companies commit to science-based targets ahead of CDP deadline

23rd May 2017

Since March 2017, 55 new companies have responded to the Science Based Targets initiative Call to Action and committed to set science-based target. Within the same period, over 90 companies submitted targets for technical review.

In a trend repeated from last year, many of the new target submissions were received in the weeks prior to the CDP scoring deadline. To tackle the influx, the SBTi has hired additional staff.

Note: This graph reflects figures as of May 5, 2017.

Companies that submitted their targets to CDP for an official validation by the deadline (23:59 UTC0-12 April 15, 2017) will receive a formal decision letter by the end of June 2017. Though staff are doing their best to give companies timely feedback, please note that during this period the validation process might take longer than usual for submissions by non-CDP responders and for preliminary validations.

We would like to officially welcome these companies to the Science Based Targets Call to Action and look forward to working with them on setting their targets.

Actiam NV
Adobe Systems Inc.
Arçelik A.Ş.
Asahi Group Holdings
ASM International, N.V.
Auckland Airport
AU Optronics Corporation
Bacardi Limited
Bennetts Associates
Borregaard AS
Brisa Bridgestone Sabanci Tyre Manufacturing and Trading Inc.
Capgemini Group
Constantia Flexibles International GmbH
CVS Health
Deutsche Bahn AG
Deutsche Post DHL Group
Elisa Corporation
Empresa Energía de Bogotá
Ericsson Group
Farmer Bros. Co
Fujitsu Limited
Geberit AG
Hitachi Construction Machinery Co. LTD
Huber+Suhner AG
ISG plc
KDDI Corporation
Kiwi Property Group
Level 3 Communications
Lexmark International
London Stock Exchange
LOTTE Chemical Corporation
Mahindra Sanyo Special Steel
Manni Group SpA
Nabtesco Corporation
Nokia Oyj
Obrascon Huarte Lain (OHL)
Österreichische Post AG
Powertech Technology Inc.
Royal BAM Group
Seagate Technology
Sealed Air Corp
Sekisui House, LTD
Shimizu Corporation
Symantec Corporation
Telekom Austria AG
Unicharm Corporation
UPM-Kymmene Corporation
Wyndham Worldwide Corporation

The cumulative scope 1 and 2 emissions of all companies that have joined the Science Based Targets Call to Action are approximately 675 million metric tonnes CO2. These emissions are equivalent to roughly 140 million cars being driven for a year. To see a full list of committed companies, visit our Companies Taking Action page.