Join some of the world’s biggest companies by 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.
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.
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. For more information please read our FAQs.
Please note that starting in October 2018, companies will be able to submit their developed target under a new target validation service which will provide them with a faster turnaround time, as well as in-depth feedback and recommendations, in exchange for a fee. The current free service will continue to be available throughout 2018. For more information on what to expect from the new service, including associated costs and a timeline for implementation, please read our FAQs (Section E).
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], indicating if you would like to use the new target validation service. 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.
We encourage you to read the ‘Target Submission Form guidance’ for support to fill out the form correctly, and ensure you are using the latest version (2.3) of the Submission Form. For more information on the target validation service, please read our FAQs.
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.
Join the Net-Zero by 2050 Team
Once a company has committed to setting a science-based target, they are encouraged to also further pledge to phase out all greenhouse gas emissions by January 1, 2050 and join the Net-Zero by 2050 team.
The Net-Zero 2050 Team is a leadership group of CEOs and their companies, who are working together to accelerate the just transition to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The pledge is formally recognised as part of the We Mean Business coalition’s Take Action campaign and is led by the B-Team in collaboration with the SBTi. For more on the Net-Zero 2050 Team visit the B-Team website.