Aligned with the science
SproutWorld has pledged to be a net-zero business by 2040, but when it comes to climate accountability, it’s often hard to see the wood for the trees. With so many terms, claims, and boasts, how can we know what is meaningful and what is greenwashing? The solution is through transparent, measurable, third-party verification that’s in line with the latest science.
Accountable to stakeholders
Our commitment to sustainability, zero waste, and net-zero is central to what we do at SproutWorld. That’s why we’ve chosen to join Science Based Target Initiative (SBTi), a global certification system for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions, so our stakeholders can hold us to account on our path to net-zero.
SBTi approved targets
SproutWorld has had its near-term and long-term science-based emissions reduction targets approved by SBTi. We’re proud to be one of the 2,650 companies (and counting) with approved SBTi targets.
No time to lose
Our near-term and long-term targets reflect the level of decarbonization required in our business to limit global temperature increase to a maximum of 1.5°C, as set out in the Paris Agreement. With the UN calling the latest climate science report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) “a code red for humanity”, it’s more urgent than ever to act as soon as possible before 2050.
Our climate pledge
SproutWorld is committed to reducing Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) by 50% by 2030 from a 2021 base year. Our net-zero science-based target, which we aim to achieve by 2040, has also been verified by SBTi. We are committed to measuring and reducing our Scope 3 emissions. These targets were approved using a streamlined target validation route available to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
How we will do this
We’ve identified 3 key areas where we can reduce emissions:
1) Increasing renewable energy within production from 50% to 70% by 2030
2) Switching to more energy-efficient equipment in our European production
3) Procuring green energy for our Copenhagen HQ.
‘Business ambition for 1.5°C’ campaign
SproutWorld has been recognized as a member of the ‘Business Ambition for 1.5°C’ campaign – a global coalition of UN agencies, business, and industry leaders, in partnership with the Race to Zero.
SBTi is a global certification system through which companies can set GHG emissions reduction targets and get them certified. The goals are considered to be science-based if they are in line with what the latest research shows will be necessary to achieve the Paris Agreement's objectives, namely, to work to limit global warming to max. of 1.5˚C.
In SBTi, companies set near- and long-term goals and initiatives for all three scopes working towards Net-Zero by 2050 at the latest. To achieve Net-Zero, a company must reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 90% by 2050.