GHG Emissions, Industrial - April 23, 2021
Flex Commits to Halve Operational Emissions by 2030
As it joins SBTi, manufacturing giant Flex has pledged to eliminate 50% of its absolute scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.
"Environmentally sustainable practices are more critical than ever before to combating the realities of climate change, driving supply chain resiliency and realizing greater advanced manufacturing efficiencies on the factory floor," said Francois Barbier, president of Global Operations, in a statement. "Joining the SBTi furthers our commitment to mitigate climate change through consistent and concerted action across the value chain. Throughout my tenure at Flex, I've never been more excited about the future of sustainable manufacturing."
Flex has also committed to several other climate-based goals after an exhaustive data analysis of each of the 15 categories of scope 3 emissions. For example, the company plans to
- Require half of its main suppliers to set carbon reduction targets by 2025, and the other half by 2030
- Partner with 70% of its customers to help create science-based emissions targets for them by 2025
"We're proud to partner with our suppliers and customers in our continued sustainability journey and collectively help address a growing global issue through meaningful action," says Mr. Barbier. "As we live our purpose of making great products for customers that create value and improve people's lives, we are committed to doing so in a responsible way that contributes to a healthier, less resource-intensive future for all."
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