We spoke to some of the companies who have set science-based targets about why they have chosen to do so. They explain how they got buy-in to the targets, the benefits and some of the innovations that are helping them achieve their goals.
Ørsted (formerly DONG Energy) is a renewable-focused, energy company based in Denmark. The Ørsted vision is a world that runs entirely on green energy. We spoke to Filip Engel, Senior Director of Group Sustainability, Public Affairs and Branding at Ørsted on how their science-based target is helping them realise this vision. Read more about Ørsted’s science-based target.
Tesco has more than 6,000 outlets across Europe and Asia serving millions of customers every week.“Science-based targets have helped us, for the first time, to align our efforts to act on climate change with those of the global community.” Read more about Tesco’s science-based target.
Coca-Cola HBC has operations in 28 countries spanning three continents, and reaching 594 million people. “Now, we have a target that is approved by external, credible experts, verified through relevant scientific methodology. That makes a big difference.” Read more about Coca-Cola HBC’s science-based target.
Dell is an American privately owned multinational technology company. For more than 30 years, Dell has played a critical role in transforming computing, enabling more affordable and more pervasive access to technology around the world. In 2015, Dell was the third largest PC vendor in the world. Read more about Dell’s science-based targets.
EDP is the largest generator, distributor and supplier of electricity in Portugal and the third largest electricity generation company in Spain. In Brazil, EDP is the fifth largest private operator in electricity generation. Through its subsidiary, EDP Renewables, the company is also one of the largest wind power operators worldwide. Read more about EDP’s science-based target.
International Post Corporation (IPC) is a cooperative association of 24 postal operators from major countries in Europe, Asia Pacific and North America. IPC is the leading service provider to the global postal industry. Read more about IPC’s science-based target.
Kellogg Company (also known as Kellogg’s) is a multinational food manufacturing company. Kellogg produces cereal and convenience foods, including cookies, breakfast cereals, frozen waffles, and vegetarian foods. Read about Kellogg’s science-based target.
Landsec is the largest commercial property company in the UK and a member of the FTSE 100. Founded in 1944, Landsec owns and manages more than 23.6 million square feet of property, worth £14.6bn. Its focus is London oﬃces, and UK retail and leisure. Its portfolio includes the iconic 20 Fenchurch Street, also known as the ‘walkie-talkie’. Read more about Land Securities science-based target. Read more about Landsec’s science-based target here.
NRG Energy, Inc. is a large American energy company. Its power plants provide approximately 50,000 megawatts of generation capacity, and its retail arm serves nearly 3 million customers. Read more about NRG’s science-based target.
Pfizer is a global pharmaceutical corporation. Among the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, Pfizer is a premier, innovative biopharmaceutical company. Pfizer develops and produces medicines and vaccines for a range of medical disciplines. Read more about Pfizer’s science-based target.
P&G, is an American multinational consumer goods company headquartered in Ohio, founded by William Procter and James Gamble, both from the United Kingdom. Its products include cleaning agents and personal care products. Read more about P&G’s science-based target here.
PostNord offers communications and logistics solutions to, from and within the Nordic region. It also delivers mail to private individuals and business in Sweden and Denmark. PostNord is owned 40% by the Danish State and 60% by the Swedish State. Read about PostNord’s science-based target.
Sony Corporation is a leading manufacturer of audio, video, imaging, game, communications, key device and information technology products. With its music, pictures, computer entertainment and online businesses, Sony is uniquely positioned to be the leading electronics and entertainment company in the world. Read about Sony’s science-based target.
Tetra Pak is the world’s leading food processing and packaging solutions company of Swedish origin with headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland. The company offers complete solutions for the processing, packaging and distribution of food products. Dairy products, beverages, ice cream, cheese, food and vegetables and pet food are examples of products that can be processed or packaged in Tetra Pak processing and packaging lines. Read more about Tetra Pak science-based target here.
Thalys is an international train operator, running trains on the high-speed line between Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and Cologne, also serving Lille, Rotterdam, Dusseldorf, Essen and Dortmund. Thalys trains carry over 6.5m passengers. Read more about Thalys’s science-based target.
Edge Environment is a sustainability consultancy based in Australia and Chile. “We’re committed to taking an evidence-based, life-cycle approach to tackling sustainability problems. It is this approach that underpins our own science-based targets and the work we do with clients looking to improve their triple bottom line sustainability.”Read more about Edge’s science-based target.
Origin Energy is an integrated Australian energy company, operating across power generation, energy retailing and natural gas exploration and production. As Australia’s largest energy retailer, Origin has approximately 4.2 million customers across its electricity, natural gas and LPG businesses. “Our target will help us deliver our primary goal of getting energy right for our customers, our communities and the planet.” Read more about Origin Energy’s science-based target.
Kingspan Group Plc is an Irish building materials company, with operations that have spread out across the world. “Setting a science-based target will help us to achieve our ambition for sustainability leadership in the construction sector.” Read more about Kingspan’s science-based target.