For the sixth year in a row, HUBER+SUHNER answered the questionnaire of the non-profit organization CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project) based on 2016 facts and figures. With an overall grade of A-, the company achieved the best result in the industrial sector in Switzerland. This placed HUBER+SUHNER among the 21% of the world's top-ranked companies in this sector.
HUBER+SUHNER has committed itself to a science-based target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which has been recognized by the Science Based Targets Initiative. Such an objective is considered science-based if the reduction path is suitable for limiting the temperature rise on Earth to a maximum of two degrees Celsius compared with pre-industrial times. HUBER+SUHNER aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent between 2015 and 2025 in relation to the added value generated. In scope 3*** , the company has so far exceeded its target reduction. In scope 1+2, the intermediate target 2016 was achieved, while the intermediate target 2017 was missed.
* Scope 1 covers all direct greenhouse gas emissions by a company. It includes fuel combustion, company vehicles and fugitive emissions. Scope 2 covers indirect greenhouse gas emissions from consumption of purchased electricity, heat or steam. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_emissions_reporting)
** Sulphur hexafluoride is considered to be the strongest known greenhouse gas (1 kg SF6 corresponds to 22.8 tonnes of CO2).
*** Scope 3 covers other indirect emissions, such as the extraction and production of purchased materials and fuels, transport-related activities in vehicles not owned or controlled by the reporting entity, electricity-related activities (e.g. T&D losses) not covered in Scope 2, outsourced activities, waste disposal, etc. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_emissions_reporting)