Sartorius commits to climate neutrality by 2045
Göttingen, October 12, 2023
- Long-term climate target complements existing climate strategy
- Decarbonization to be carried out jointly with suppliers and customers
- Transition to 100 percent electricity from renewable sources planned by 2030
- Sartorius commits to extending its medium-term climate targets with targets approved by the Science Based Targets initiative
The life science group Sartorius is expanding its climate strategy and targets to include the long-term goal of fully decarbonizing its business activities by 2045. The company plans to achieve climate neutrality by continuously decarbonizing along the value chain and offsetting unavoidable residual emissions in line with the Paris Climate Agreement.
"With our current climate target of reducing the CO2eq emissions intensity of our business activities by an average of 10 percent per year, we are already exceeding the ambition of the European Union's 'Fit for 55' plan. In the future, we want to continue to grow strongly – at the same time we have set the goal of being climate neutral by 2045 at the latest. This can only be achieved together with our customers and suppliers. That is why we are systematically expanding our commitment and our cooperative ventures in this direction," said Sartorius CEO Joachim Kreuzburg.
In 2021, Sartorius announced its climate targets for the period up to 2030. These targets include a yearly average reduction of emissions intensity by 10 percent. This reduction encompasses emissions from Scopes 1, 2 and 3 in CO2 equivalents per euro of sales revenue, with 2019 as the base year. Starting in 2022, this target has been integrated into the Executive Board’s remuneration system. Additionally, Sartorius aims to eliminate all avoidable direct emissions from Scope 1 and 2. These objectives are reinforced by a plan to transition to 100 percent renewable electricity across the company’s more than 60 sites worldwide by 2030.
The Group's medium-term climate targets up to 2030 are now to be supplemented by science-based climate targets. Sartorius made a corresponding commitment to the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi). The SBTi is a collaboration between the Carbon Disclosure Project, the United Nations Global Compact, the World Resources Institute, and the World Wide Fund for Nature. It enables companies to independently assess and validate their climate targets in alignment with the Paris Climate Agreement and the 1.5° C pathway to limit global warming.
Find more information on Sartorius' sustainability goals and initiatives at www.sartorius.com/en/company/sustainability