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Climate Targets

To achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, we need to act throughout the entire value chain. We have set targets under the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) that include Scopes 1, 2 and 3.

Nearly half of our greenhouse gas footprint stems from our production. Therefore, our most important action is to reduce emissions from our own operations.

We work to reduce upstream and downstream emissions in our value chain through targeted interventions. One example is encouraging suppliers to set their own climate targets and working with logistics partners to shift to lower emission transport options.

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Additional sustainability targets to support climate targets:

  • >50% sustainable innovations.

  • 85% renewable or recycled packaging materials (2025).

  • 100% packaging recyclability (2025).

  • 100% certified fresh fiber.

  • 100% of production waste subject to material or energy recovery (2030) .

We have two overarching targets guiding our actions:

  • a near-term emissions reduction target to reduce our Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 35% and our Scope 3 emissions by 18% by 2030 against a 2016 baseline. 

  • a long-term commitment to achieve net zero emissions covering Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions by 2050 in absolute terms.

Our near-term target is aligned with the SBTi pathway of well-below 2°C (WB2D).

Emissions in the value chain:

  • Scope 1 includes direct emissions from own operations.
  • Scope 2 includes indirect emissions from purchased energy.
  • Scope 3 includes upstream or downstream emissions in the value chain outside a company’s own operations (as classified by the WRI/WBCSD GHG Protocol Scope 3 Standard 2011).

View our journey to net zero:

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