Target services

Companies and financial institutions can use the SBTi’s standards, tools and guidance to set science-based targets. They then submit these targets to the target services team to have them validated.

Small and medium-sized enterprises can use a separate validation route that enables them to bypass the initial stage of committing to set a science-based target and the standard target validation process.

Developing a target usually involves five stages:

Commit Submit a letter establishing your intent to set a science-based target
Develop Work on an emissions reduction target in line with the SBTi’s criteria
Submit Present your target to the SBTi for official validation
Communicate Announce your target and inform your stakeholders
Disclose Report company-wide emissions and progress against targets on an annual basis

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