Solvay says that it now plans to reduce emissions in the value chains connected to the company’s activities, as well as those from its own factories and emissions related to the energy it purchases.

According to the company, this increases its 2030 objectives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Science Based Targets initiative.

‘Earlier this year, we adopted a 2030 goal to reduce our emissions twice as fast than under our previous goal, effectively closing up with a Paris Agreement trajectory,’ said Solvay CEO Ilham Kadri. ‘Now we will take this commitment a step further by joining with customers, suppliers and all other companies that are setting emissions reduction targets in line with what climate science says is necessary. We have to reinvent progress and act decisively in this decade to minimize the climate risk.’

The Science Based Targets initiative is a collaboration between climate company CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).

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