Burberry has set two new climate goals approved by the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi) to reduce absolute scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions 95% by 2022 from a 2016 base year, and to reduce absolute scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions 30% by 2030 from a 2016 base year. The scope 1 and 2 target focusses on emissions from the Company’s direct operations, including electricity and gas consumption at its stores, offices, internal manufacturing and distribution sites, while the scope 3 target relates to indirect emissions in its extended supply chain, which includes the impact from the sourcing of raw materials and manufacturing of finished goods. According to Burberry, the targets covering greenhouse gas emissions from Burberry’s operations (scopes 1 and 2) are consistent with reductions required to keep warming to 1.5°C, the most ambitious goal of the Paris Agreement.

“This expands the reach of our existing goal to become carbon neutral in our operational energy use by 2022, and we are already carbon neutral across the Americas region, EMEIA retail stores and our UK operations”, said the Company in a statement. Burberry says it is also on track to achieve its RE100 commitment to go 100% renewable as the Company obtains 58% of its total energy, including 68% of electricity, from renewable sources. “Changing the system requires collaboration, and we will be working closely with our supply chain partners to take the action needed to stay on track and achieve our goals”, said Pam Batty, VP Corporate Responsibility, Burberry.

From ILM