Siemens Gamesa's emission targets are verified by STBi
Source: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (www.siemensgamesa.com)
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (BME:SGRE) said that its emission reduction strategy has been verified by the Science Based Targets initiative (STBi) as in line with the effort to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
“The verification of our targets by the SBTi confirms that we are on the right track towards our long-term goal of net zero emissions by 2050. However, urgency is needed and therefore, we have chosen to focus on short-term targets, to spur action now,” said Gregorio Acero, Global Head of Quality Management & Health, Safety and Environment.
By 2025, the wind turbine maker will work to reduce scope 1 and scope 2 emissions by 70% per MW installed compared to the 2017 baseline and increase annual purchases of renewable power to 100%, up from 58% three years ago. It also counts on having 30% of climate-minded contractors in the supply and services chain.
Siemens Gamesa is already sourcing only green electricity for its facilities in Spain, Denmark, Germany and the UK, and plans to extend this practice to remaining and future markets.
The company acknowledged that its biggest challenge will be tackling scope 3 emissions as over 80% of its turbines’ carbon footprint occurs in the supply chain. It said it has already taken action to support its suppliers to achieve their emission targets, such as launching a development programme aimed at tower suppliers in early 2019.
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