GHG Emissions, Commercial, Solar, Wind - August 10, 2022
Bell Emission Targets Approved by SBTi
Bell announced its science-based targets for GHG emissions reduction have been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).
The communication company set the following science-based targets:
- Reduce Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions 57% by 2030 from a 2020 base year;
- Reduce Scope 3 GHG emissions from capital goods, fuel-and energy-related activities, upstream transportation and distribution, waste generated in operations, business travel, employee commuting, downstream transportation and distribution, use of sold products, end-of-life treatment of sold products, franchises and investments 42% within the same timeframe;
- Reach 64% of its suppliers by spend, covering purchased goods and services, having science-based targets by 2026.
"We are proud to build on our environmental leadership by setting science-based targets, positioning us as a corporate leader in the transition to the low-carbon economy. We're committed to building a sustainable future and contributing to a better world. By reducing greenhouse gas emissions across our operations, we are continuing to take action to help fight climate change and improve our energy performance," said Mirko Bibic, President and CEO BCE Inc. and Bell Canada in a statement.
The company is also reducing fuel consumption through ongoing fleet modernization and electrification, collaborating on solar-powered systems in partnership with the University of Sherbrooke's Interdisciplinary Institute for Technological Innovation (3IT) and its Nanotechnologies and Nanosystems Laboratory (LN2), as well as with Saint-Augustin Canada Electric, optimizing facility and equipment heating and cooling to reduce electricity usage and implementing other renewable energy projects across Canada, including 10 sites with solar panels in the Atlantic region, 12 wind and solar power equipped cell sites across Ontario and 10 photovoltaic and diesel hybrid power systems in the Northwest Territories.