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ISS gets near-term emissions reduction target validated

ISS’s near-term emissions reduction target has been validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).

The validation underscores ISS’s commitment to combating climate change and aligns the company’s decarbonisation goals with the latest scientific advancements and the principles of the Paris Agreement. It is also a declaration that ISS supports the SBTi in its global mission to drive ambitious corporate decarbonisation.

To bolster the company’s climate impact, ISS has set a near-term science-based emissions reduction target that focusses on specific decarbonisation objectives related to its supply chain and service delivery. This target directs ISS entities across the world to reduce carbon with 46.5 per cent across Scopes 1 and 2 by 2030, aligned to the 1.5-degree pathway; and a 27.5 per cent reduction for Scope 3 within the same timeframe.

The specific carbon reduction goals target the percentage of emissions related to purchased goods and services, capital goods, business travel, employee commuting, and the use of sold products.

ISS is actively implementing a range of initiatives to achieve its near-term science-based emissions reduction target. These initiatives include the decarbonisation of its fleet, transitioning to renewable electricity, and ensuring that the company’s key suppliers also adopt ambitious science-based targets with robust transition plans. Furthermore, ISS is partnering with its customers to identify and act on opportunities to decarbonise their workplaces. In addition, ISS is set to roll out a new supply chain and procurement standard in early 2024. ISS is also developing action and campaign plans to promote greener employee commuting.

Kasper Fangel, CEO of ISS A/S, said: “With ISS’s extensive reach and significant global footprint, we recognise the urgency of playing an active role in reducing carbon emissions within our own enterprise, for our customers, and throughout our full supply chain. This validation forms part of our overall Net Zero programme and marks a significant milestone. It affirms that our environmental sustainability efforts and goals around decarbonisation are aligned with best practices. This is a clear indication that ISS is making, and will continue to make, a positive impact by delivering on our emissions reduction programme.”

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