GHG Emissions - July 1, 2019
Burberry adds Scope 1, 2 and 3 targets to strategy
Luxury fashion brand Burberry has set new climate goals, including the reduction of absolute scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 95% and absolute scope 3 GHG emissions. Both targets are set for 2022 from a 2016 base year. These goals have been approved by the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi).
These goals expand the reach of the company’s existing goal to become carbon neutral in its operational energy use by 2022. Burberry is already carbon neutral across the Americas region, EMEIA retail stores and their UK operations, according to a statement from the company.
“At Burberry, we are passionate about building a more sustainable future and setting these new targets in line with the latest climate science is an important milestone for us,” said Pam Batty, Burberry’s VP corporate responsibility. “For the first time, we are setting targets for greenhouse gas emissions that apply to our extended supply chain, which is a significant addition to our already ambitious target of becoming carbon neutral in our own operational energy use by 2022. Changing the system requires collaboration, and we will be working closely with our supply chain partners to take the action needed to stay on track and achieve our goals.”
The statement also noted that Burberry is on track to reach their RE 100 commitment "as we obtain 58% of our total energy (including 68% of our electricity) from renewable sources. During 2018/19, we achieved a 43% reduction in market-based emissions compared to our 2016/17 base year.”
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