In 2016, HUBER+SUHNER committed to achieving a science based GHG reduction target in scope 1+2 by 2025.
This target was validated by experts from the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi).
It was initially designed to support limiting global warming to 2 °C. In 2019, the CO2 reduction target was adapted to
the more stringent criteria for limiting global warming to 1.5 °C. It reads: “HUBER+SUHNER Group commits to reduce
scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions 50 % per added value by 2025 from a 2015 base year.”
In scope 3, HUBER+SUHNER has defined a voluntary, non-validated reduction target: “HUBER+SUHNER Group also commits to
reduce scope 3 GHG emissions per added value 30 % by 2025 from a 2015 base year.”
As can be seen in the figure, the company is still fully on track in scope 1+2 thanks to
the increased share of renewable electricity and other improvements.
In scope 3, the deviation from the target path looks quite dramatic. However, it is mainly due to
the improvements in data quality and the further expansion of the system boundaries.