Written on: October 4, 2023 by SprayTM
Trivium Packaging announced that its emission reductions target has received approval from the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi).
In 2021, Trivium Packaging pledged to set science-based targets to help limit the global temperature rise to 1.5°C in the short and long term. In 2022, the company adjusted its Scope 1 and 2 emissions reduction commitments from 30% to 42% by 2030; Trivium also introduced a new Scope 3 emissions reduction target of 25% by 2030.
The SBTi has classified these target ambitions as being in line with a 1.5°C trajectory, meaning that Trivium’s goals are consistent with a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions to levels that the latest climate science deems necessary to limit global warming to 1.5°C. The 1.5°C-aligned target is currently the most ambitious designation available through the SBTi process, according to the company.
“This is a firm recognition of our commitment to a more sustainable future, now and in generations to come.” said Jenny Wassenaar, Trivium’s Chief Sustainability Officer.
The SBTi is a global body enabling businesses to set ambitious emissions reduction targets in line with the latest climate science. It is focused on accelerating companies across the world to halve emissions before 2030 and achieve net-zero emissions before 2050. The initiative is a collaboration between the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), the United Nations Global Compact, the World Resources Institute (WRI), the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), and one of the We Mean Business Coalition commitments. The SBTi defines and promotes best practice in science-based target setting, offers resources and guidance to reduce barriers to adoption, and independently assesses and approves companies’ targets.
More information on Trivium’s sustainability journey can be found in the company’s 2022 Sustainability Report.