Stahl in the Netherlands submits GHG emission reduction target

Stahl, an active proponent of responsible chemistry, has announced that it is submitting a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction target aligned with the most recent guidance provided by the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi). The new target will mark a key milestone in the Dutch-based company’s journey towards carbon neutrality.

Stahl, an active proponent of responsible chemistry, has announced that it is submitting a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction target aligned with the most recent guidance provided by the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi). The new target will mark a key milestone in the Dutch-based company’s journey towards carbon neutrality.

Stahl’s SBTi submission includes a specific commitment to the company’s Scope 3 upstream emissions, which Stahl aims to reduce by at least 25% over the next 10 years, compared to the year of reference (2021). This reduction would be primarily achieved by Stahl replacing its fossil feedstocks with low-carbon alternatives. The target is a major step towards the goal of limiting the temperature increase of global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels by 2050, as agreed during the Paris climate agreements of 2015.

Stahl’s extended commitment builds on the company’s existing goals to reduce its emissions for Scopes 1 and 2, which were set shortly after the Paris Agreement in 2015. Since then, Stahl has reduced its Scope 1 and 2 (direct) GHG emissions by more than 30%, through operational efficiencies and by decarbonizing its energy supply.

Scope 3 GHG emissions cover all additional indirect emissions that may occur in the value chain, including those associated with purchased raw materials, packaging, business travel and transportation. Stahl’s Scope 3 emissions currently represent more than 90% of its carbon footprint.

“Aligning our GHG targets with the goals of the Paris Agreement is ambitious and will require continuous technological advancements throughout the value chain. We are already working closely with our upstream partners to reach the 10-year milestone, and we will report on our progress each year in our annual ESG report,” said Maarten Heijbroek, CEO of Stahl.

“By setting a clear and quantifiable goal to reduce our Scope 3 emissions, we aim to provide our stakeholders with the strongest and most comprehensive indication yet of how we will achieve our climate ambitions as a company. ‘company. We are committed to taking the necessary steps together to meet this important ambition for our stakeholders, for our planet and for society as a whole,” said Michael Costello, ESG Director at Stahl.

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