Getinge commits to the Science Based Targets initiative
Getinge is committing to the Science Based Target initiative and to become a net-zero emissions company as a next step in reaching its target to become a CO₂ neutral company by 2025.
Getinge is actively working to minimize its negative environmental footprint, and is committed to achieving the Paris agreement goals of limiting global warming to 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels, and to become a CO₂neutral company by 2025.
“The commitment to the Science Based Target initiative is a natural next step for us”, says Magnus Lundbäck, Executive Vice President Sustainability at Getinge. ”This is a good way to increase transparency on our commitment and progress. Getinge is aiming at becoming a CO2 neutral company and has set-up dedicated activities to achieve our goal. For example, switching to renewable energy sources in production and investments in green certifications, but equally important to update the vehicle fleet, travel routines and finding new and smart logistics alternatives.”
Getinge’s Sustainability Program was re-defined and expanded in 2020, and the company also announced its intention to become a CO₂ neutral company by 2025. Compared to previous year, Getinge reported at year-end 2020:
- 14% reductions of CO₂ emissions from production
- 8% increase in renewable energy sources, from 36% to 44%.
- 7% increase of recycled waste in production. In total, 90% of all waste in production was recycled.
To learn more about Getinge’s Sustainability activities, please visit the Sustainability Update Report 2019.
About the Science Based Targes Initiative
The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) is a collaboration between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact (UN Global Compact), World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and is one of the We Mean Business Coalition commitments. The initiative champions science-based target setting as a powerful way of boosting companies’ competitive advantage in the transition to the low-carbon economy. Science-based targets are greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets that are in line with the level of decarbonization required to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement – to limit global warming to well-below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and pursue efforts to limit warming to 1.5°C.