Lenovo Receives Approval from Science Based Targets Initiative for Next Generation Emission Reduction Targets
Lenovo is setting ambitious goals to decrease greenhouse gas emissions throughout its operations and value chain. Lenovo is proud to have exceeded its 2020 goals (set in 2010) to reduce scope 1 and 2 emissions by 40%, exceeding both the targeted reduction and deadline for completion when emissions were reduced by 92% in 2019.
In order to set aggressive goals for the future and contribute to a wider body of collaborative data to understand and limit climate change, Lenovo submitted their 2030 goals to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), a collaborative effort to limit the growth of climate change, led by CDP, the UN Global Compact, World Resources Institute, and the World Wild Fund for Nature. Companies submitting science based targets for approval only need to commit to limiting warming to well-below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels; Lenovo chose to make a more aggressive commitment with scope 1 and 2 goals that contribute to limit warming to no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels in an effort to prevent the worst impacts of climate change. Additionally, Lenovo’s reduction targets for scope 3 emissions meet SBTi’s criteria for ambitious value chain goals, meaning they are in line with current best practices.
With SBTi’s approval, Lenovo will be contributing to limiting climate change alongside 937 other companies from across multiple industries that are taking science-based climate actions.
I am proud of our company’s efforts to continue improving the sustainability of our operations. We look forward to achieving our goals with the Science Based Targets initiative, said John Cerretani, Lenovo VP, Deputy General Counsel, and Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer.
Sep 10, 2020 at 02:17