Commercial, GHG Emissions, Sourcing Renewables - April 20, 2021
Under Armour Commits to Renewable Energy and Zero-Emissions Plan
As Under Armour joins RE100, it announced three commitments to reduce its environmental impact. Aligning with SBTi (Science Based Targets initiative) and RE 100’s criteria, these goals will help the athletic wear brand to achieve 100% renewable energy sources by 2030 and net-zero GHG emissions by 2050.
Under Armour’s new environmental commitments include:
- 2025: interim goal to source at least 80% of its energy from renewable sources
- 2030: reach 100% renewable energy usage and reduce its absolute scope 1, 2 and 3 greenhouse gas emissions by 30% from their 2018 level
- 2050: achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions
This last goal is Under Armour’s pledge to Business Ambition for 1.5°C Campaign, a global initiative led by SBTi, the UN Global Compact, and the We Mean Business coalition. Its name refers to the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement’s aim to keep global warming at or under 1.5°C.
“Our commitment to specific climate targets and milestones allows us to align our business planning with the future we want to see,” said Michael Levine, Under Armour VP and Chief Sustainability Office, in a statement. “We’re dedicated to not only making a better product, but a better world. We will be transparent about the challenges we must tackle and plan to partner with others to explore innovative approaches to mitigating environmental impacts.”
Under Armour will work towards all three goals by increasing its owned and operated facilities’ use of renewable electricity every year.