Solvay’s 2030 climate targets approved by SBTi

Solvay’s 2030 climate targets approved by SBTi

SBTi validation reaffirms the Group’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across the board, in line with science

  • By ICN Bureau | March 03, 2023

Solvay announced that the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi), a global body made up of leading climate organizations1, has approved the Group’s 2030 emissions reduction targets. This validation reaffirms Solvay’s target to reduce Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions, as set out in its Solvay One Planet sustainability roadmap.

“We are proud to receive this recognition from the SBTi, which reflects our ongoing commitment to raise the bar in tackling climate change by setting serious, science-based targets that will help us fight global warming,” said Ilham Kadri, Solvay CEO. “Our 2030 targets represent a key milestone in Solvay’s journey toward achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. SBTi validation gives us further confidence that we are on the right track to achieve the targets required to help save our planet and protect future generations.”

Solvay has launched numerous energy transition projects to switch to renewable electricity, accelerate electrification and phase out coal. By the end of 2022, the Group had already achieved a 15% structural reduction in Scope 1 and 2 emissions since 2018 – a performance that puts Solvay well ahead of its target trajectory.

In 2022, Solvay also set a goal to reduce Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions, both upstream and downstream in the value chain, focusing on two priorities: mobilizing strategic suppliers and accelerating circularity, particularly through its Renewable Materials and Biotechnology growth platform, which aims to accelerate the switch to bio-based and recycled-based raw materials.

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