Chupa Chups owner gets SBTi validation on emissions targets

Chupa Chups owner Perfetti Van Melle has had its near-term greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets approved by the the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).

The approval confirms that Perfetti Van Melle’s near-term targets for 2030 are in line with the level of decarbonisation required to keep global temperature increase below 1.5°C compared to pre-industrial temperatures.

Andrew Boyd, chief sustainability officer, Perfetti Van Melle, said: “According to the United Nations, limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C is still possible, but we are dangerously close to that threshold. That’s why businesses must act with urgency to reduce carbon emissions at scale.”

The targets will see Perfetti Van Melle aim to reduce scope 1 and scope 2 GHG emissions by 42% by 2030, from a 2021 base year.

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This includes emissions from its own operations, such as industrial and non-industrial sites.

Perfetti Van Melle will also aim to reduce scope 3 emissions by 25%  within the same timeframe. This encompasses emissions from purchased goods and services, upstream transportation and distribution, business travel, waste generated in operations and end-of-life treatment of sold products.

The Italian company has also had its Forest, Land and Agriculture (FLAG) targets evaluated and approved by the SBTi.

This absolute target will see Perfetti Van Melle reducing its FLAG GHG emissions by 30.3% under scope 3 by 2030, from a 2021 base year.

Other companies to recently secure SBTi approval include the Co-op and N Brown.

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