Thales has received SBTi validation for its 2030 greenhouse gas emission reduction targets
Thales thus confirms its commitment to do the following by 2030:
- Reduce by 50.4% the absolute CO2 emissions related to its operational processes (Scope 1) and to the Group’s energy consumption (Scope 2), compared with the 2018 baseline year – a 1.5°C-aligned target, the most ambitious designation available through the SBTi process;
- Reduce by 15% the absolute CO2 emissions related to its supply chain and to the use of Thales’s products by its clients (Scope 3), compared with the 2018 baseline year.
“I am very pleased that Thales has obtained this validation from the SBTi, which demonstrates that our strategy for a low-carbon future makes a tangible contribution to the Paris Agreement’s ambition to limit climate change. To achieve our objectives, outside of the energy efficiency and sobriety of our operations, we are supporting our suppliers in reducing their carbon footprint and are supporting our clients’ in achieving their climate objectives through innovative solutions.” Patrice Caine, Thales’s Chairman and CEO.
Thales’s strategy for a low-carbon future was reinforced in 2021 around three main pillars:
- Accelerating the reduction of operations-related CO2 emissions (Scopes 1 and 2) by aiming for net zero by 2040;
- Increasing the engagement of the entire supply chain;
- Deploying eco-design for product innovation.
The SBTI is a partnership between the CDP (previously known as Carbon Disclosure Project), the United Nations Global Compact, the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The SBTi defines best practices to enable the reduction of companies’ CO2 emissions and provides an independent validation of their climate-related objectives.