At ACCIONA the fight against climate change and its consequences are at the top of our priority list. We are determined to continue to lead the transition to a carbon-neutral economy from the private sector – establishing a different way of doing business. An approach that prioritizes the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions to contribute to the progress of society and the protection of the planet, delivering progress across energy, water and infrastructure. An approach that aims to reimagine infrastructures by boosting their regenerative capacities, creating a positive impact for people and the planet.
We’ve already reached 62.2% use of electricity from renewable sources and reduced total energy consumption from fossil fuel sources by 86% compared to 2017. We have reduced our Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by 38% (80,000 tonnes CO2) and Scope 3 by 33% (612,586 tonnes CO2) since 2017. We are proud of what we achieved but we know that we must go further. Before 2030 we aim to reduce emissions by 60% and decrease value chain emissions by 47%. We’re also working alongside corporate peers to scale climate solutions through the Climate Pledge. We know that every year the demand for decarbonized products and services is increasing and we will not fall behind. That’s why we’re all in for 2030.
The gifts of nature are essential to brew great tasting beer, so we are committed to running our business in harmony with nature, not only for us but for the generations to come. That’s why we’re committed to reducing our scope 1 and 2 emissions towards carbon neutrality of all our breweries by 2030, from a 2019 baseline, in line with what science says is necessary to keep global warming to a maximum of 1.5ºC. So far we are proud to say that 1 in 2 of our beers in Europe is now brewed with renewable energy, we use 40% less water than we used 10 years ago and 100% of the barley we use in Czechia, Slovakia and Italy is sourced locally, most of it directly from farmers.
By the year 2030, our ambition is that we also have 100% reusable or recyclable packaging and 100% sustainably sourced ingredients. For scope 3 emissions, we aim to have achieved a 30% reduction by 2030, on the road to reaching 100% by 2050, from a 2019 base year. We will initiate partnerships and actively cooperate with our suppliers and customers to accelerate reduction of emissions, especially in the area of packaging, transport and cooling of beer on sale. We’ve come a long way, but we know we must go further. If there ever was the time to act, it is now. That’s why we’re all in for 2030.
At Salesforce, we consider the environment to be a key stakeholder and we are committed to harnessing our culture of innovation to improve the state of the world. Today, Salesforce has an approved 1.5°C aligned science-based target, we are net-zero emissions for our operations globally, we deliver customers carbon-neutral cloud computing and are mobilizing the global effort to see an additional trillion trees on Earth.
But we know that’s not enough – we need to look beyond our four walls to drive change at the speed and scale the planet needs. That’s why, earlier this year, we added climate as an official part of the company’s public policy platform. This reaffirms our commitment to advocate for clear and consistent science-based climate policies that facilitate a just and equitable global transition to a 1.5°C future. We need every business, individual and community to use their voice to influence climate policy, helping create a more fair, equal, and better future for all. That’s why we’re all in for 2030.
Siemens is driven by the aspiration to address the world’s most profound challenges by leveraging the convergence of digitalization and sustainability. We help to form the backbone of society, providing technology with purpose to make manufacturing cleaner, infrastructure more energy efficient and clean energy more accessible. In 2015, we were one of the first industrial companies to commit to becoming carbon neutral across all operations by 2030, and we have already more than halved our CO2 emissions since then. In 2020, we helped our customers cut 150 million metric tons of CO2 by deploying our technologies and solutions.
Through the Climate Pledge, we are working alongside corporate peers to help reach the goals of the Paris Agreement 10 years early. Our 50,000-strong global vehicle fleet will be 100% electrified by 2030. Our overall end goal is to achieve net-zero by 2030. Since establishing our own sustainability goals in 2015, we have seen a steady increase in customers – both private and public – setting their own targets and drawing on our expertise to reduce costs and emissions. We continue to work hard at Siemens while supporting customers to achieve their goals, sharing what we’ve learned along the way. Right now we see no obstacles to move our sustainability targets forward. We know, the time is now. That’s why we’re all in for 2030.
Unilever has a bold plan to reach zero emissions within our own operations by 2030 and to reach net-zero across our entire value chain by 2039. To get there, we are focusing on emission reductions in the 2020s and 2030s rather than offsetting. Since the start of 2020, we’ve sourced 100% renewable grid electricity across our operations worldwide. We’re transforming the way our factories run by investing in new technologies like hydrogen, increasing energy efficiency and switching to renewable energy sources. Currently, Unilever facilities in over 20 countries have on-site solar installations. By 2030, we will transition to 100% renewable heat, phase out high-impact HFC refrigerants from cooling systems, reduce energy demand through eco-efficiency programs and align capital expenditure with our 1.5°C pathway. Secondly, through our value chain, we will reduce emissions both up and downstream through means including encouraging suppliers to set their own science-based targets and working with logistics partners to shift to lower-emission transport options.
Beyond this, ending deforestation in global supply chains is absolutely critical – achieving the Paris Agreement goal of limiting temperature rise to 1.5°C will be impossible without it. Nature-based solutions deliver enormous social, environment and economic co-benefits and must be part of the solution. Unilever is also advocating for more countries to strengthen their emissions reduction plans, consistent with a Paris Agreement-aligned pathway and with the enabling policy measures to support delivery. We are working alongside our corporate peers to accelerate solutions through the Climate Pledge. Unilever is all in for 2030.
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