Mehiläinen is committed to the Science Based Targets initiative and reducing its emissions in accordance with the Paris Agreement
Mehiläinen is committed to the international Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) as the first Finnish social welfare and health care operator. In accordance with the commitment, Mehiläinen will set itself emission reduction goals during 2024. With these goals, the company aims to reduce its emissions by 2030 in accordance with the 1.5°C target of the Paris Climate Agreement. The goals are approved separately by SBTi after they have been set.
SBTi helps companies ensure that their climate action supports the Paris Agreement's global goal of halving greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and achieving net zero emissions by 2050. Mehiläinen sets its goals at 2030.
- SBTi enables companies to set ambitious emission reduction goals in accordance with the latest climate science. We are committed to setting Mehiläinen's updated goals in line with this, says Marina Lampinen, Director of Public Relations and Corporate Responsibility at Mehiläinen.
To be approved, the goals must be consistent with the reduction in carbon dioxide emissions required to limit the global temperature increase to 1.5°C or well below 2°C compared to pre-industrial times.
In recent years, Mehiläinen has reduced its emissions from heating and energy use by switching to carbon-neutral district heating, optimising heating systems and switching to LED lighting. Mehiläinen has also committed to reducing emissions through its financing agreements as early as 2021. However, our new emission reduction goals will be even more ambitious, says Lampinen.
SBTi promotes climate action in the private sector
SBTi was established in 2015 by the UN Global Compact, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the WWF. SBTi identifies and promotes best practices for science-based goal setting. More than 4,000 companies from different sectors have already committed to the initiative.
For more information: www.sciencebasedtargets.org