26th January 2023

Van Elle commits to setting science-based targets to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions

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We are delighted to announce that we have signed the commitment letter for the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and will begin the process of defining near term targets to reduce our climate impact.

Science-based targets provide a clearly defined pathway for companies to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, helping prevent the worst impacts of climate change and future-proof business growth.

Developing our Science Based Targets will allow us to shape our decarbonisation strategy to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Paris Agreement goals, limiting global warming to 1.5°C and ultimately achieving Net Zero by 2050.

Mark Cutler, Chief Executive, said: “Our commitment to setting science-based targets is another step toward achieving our goal of net-zero emissions by 2050.

“We are proud to join the growing number of businesses that are setting emission reduction targets in line with what climate science indicates is necessary.

“By doing so, we recognise the critical role our business can play in reducing the risk climate change poses on the future of our planet.”

This commitment is one of many actions being taken to enhance our environmental sustainability.

We will continue to work alongside our customers and supply chain to look for lower carbon routes and alternatives towards a sustainable future, ensuring a transition to a zero-carbon economy, while future-proofing business growth.