Tarkett announced today that its near-term science-based emissions reduction targets were validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi)*.
By 2030, Tarkett commits to reduce by 50% absolute scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from a 2019 base year. Tarkett also commits to reduce by 27.5% absolute scope 3 GHG emissions from purchased goods and services and end-of-life treatment of sold products within the same timeframe**.
This is fully aligned with the Paris Climate Agreement objective to limit global warming. Overall, Tarkett’s climate roadmap aims at achieving by 2030 a 30% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions across its entire value chain, including the scope 3 emissions representing 90% of Tarkett’s overall GHG emissions***.
Arnaud Marquis, Tarkett’s Chief Sustainability & Innovation Officer, said: "There is an urgency to act now against climate change. The latest climate science shows it is still possible to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C, but we are dangerously close to reaching that threshold. Setting climate targets for the entire value chain is a win-win situation - it helps reduce our own greenhouse gas emissions and those of our customers. At Tarkett, we are partnering with our stakeholders to change the ground rules together. Less waste and lower emissions are the two fundamental axes we work on to transform the whole building industry. This approval by the SBTi is another proof that our climate ambition is the right one!”
* The Sciences Based Targets initiative (SBTi) is a collaboration between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI) and the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF). The SBTi defines and promotes best practice in science-based target setting, and independently assesses and approves companies’ targets to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy.
** The target boundary includes biogenic land-related emissions and removals from bioenergy feedstocks.
*** Scope 3 emissions are generated by activities across our value chain, such as our suppliers’ emission through raw material extractions and processing, shipment of goods and end of use emissions.