STOCKHOLM, Dec. 10, 2020 (Press Release) -As part of the mission to accelerate the transition towards a more sustainable society, AFRY now commits to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). The purpose is to step up the ambition to tackle the global climate crisis and for AFRY to become a net zero-carbon operation.
The scale of the climate crisis has become more visible than ever which has raised a demand for more ambitious targets and resolute actions. As part of this, AFRY has now signed the Business Ambition for 1.5°C – the highest level of ambition of the Science Based Targets initiative. In order to limit global warming to 1.5° C, and uphold the Paris agreement, it is crucial that the targets are based on science.
“Aligning our emission targets with science is business critical for AFRY. With our experts around the globe working on sustainable solutions it is also key that we walk the talk and make sure to limit our own climate impact and continue the journey towards net zero,” says Marie Trogstam, Head of Sustainability at AFRY.
Setting targets through the Science Based Targets initiative provides companies with crucial guidance on how to begin reducing their emissions at the pace and scale that science tells us is necessary. Within two years the targets are to be reviewed and validated by the initiative body.
During 2021 AFRY will start to outline roadmaps in order to become a net zero company.
About Science Based Targets initiative
The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) is a collaboration between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Companies are responding by committing to set science-based emissions reduction targets that are consistent with keeping global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. More information is available at sciencebasedtargets.org.
The Business Ambition for 1.5°C campaign is an urgent call-to-action for companies to set emissions reduction targets in line with a 1.5°C future. It is backed by a global coalition of UN leaders, business organizations and NGOs.
AFRY is an international engineering, design and advisory company. We support our clients to progress in sustainability and digitalisation. We are 17,000 devoted experts within the fields of infrastructure, industry and energy, operating across the world to create sustainable solutions for future generations.