January 6 (Renewables Now) - Danish wind turbine maker Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS) today set a goal of becoming a carbon-neutral company by 2030 and said it will even push for carbon dioxide (CO2) emission reductions in its supply chain.
Vestas aims to cut CO2 emissions 55% by 2025 before reaching its ultimate objective in 2030. It plans to do so by transitioning to electric vehicles (EVs) for its company cars, replacing its global service vehicle fleet with renewable-fuelled vehicles and exploring more actions to lower heating- and transport-related CO2 emissions from its operations. The company noted that its factories and offices have been relying solely on renewable electricity since 2013.
Another commitment by the wind turbine manufacturer is to cut the CO2 emissions from its supply chain by 45% per MWh generated by the end of the decade. This would incentivise sustainability partnerships, it pointed out.
The company took into consideration recommendations from the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi) when shaping its latest commitments, Vestas added.