This is said to be a natural step in Sandvik’s sustainable business strategy, where we can make a big difference through our customer offerings, such as battery-electric mining equipment, productivity-enhancing manufacturing and machining solutions, and energy-efficient rock processing solutions.
Sandvik already has ambitious sustainability targets for 2030, where we have committed to reaching a 50% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. By joining the SBTi, Sandvik will seek to validate its sustainability targets against science-based criteria.
“Sustainability is an integrated part of Sandvik’s strategy and of crucial importance for the society around us as well as for business. We constantly work with customers and suppliers to develop more productive, safer and more sustainable solutions, and setting Science Based Targets underlines our firm determination to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through our products and our operations”, says Stefan Widing, president and CEO of Sandvik.
The SBTi is a partnership between the Carbon Disclosure Project, the UN Global Compact, the World Resources Institute and the World Wide Fund for Nature. The requirements of SBTi include that greenhouse gas emissions must be halved by 2030 – and drop to net zero by 2050 at the latest.