SBTi accepts climate targets from Autoneum


Winterthur – Autoneum’s science-based targets to reduce greenhouse gases have been validated by the Science Based Targets initiative. The approval confirms that the automotive company’s climate targets are in line with the Paris Agreement.

On January 12, 2023, the Science Based Targets initiative(SBTi) confirmed that Winterthur-based automotive company Autoneum ‘s science-based targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement. SBTi is an alliance of the not for profit oriented organization Carbon Disclosure Project, the United Nations Global Compact, the World Resources Institute and the World Wide Fund for Nature.

Autoneum aims to reduce its direct and indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions along the entire value chain, according to a media release. The target is a 20 percent decrease in absolute Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions by 2027 compared to 2019, he said. Part of the commitments would also include a 20 percent reduction in absolute Scope 3 GHG emissions from purchased goods and services over the same period.

According to the company, it is working on advances in resource-efficient technologies that will make vehicles quieter and lighter while keeping resource impact low. The validation by SBTi marks an important milestone for the commitment towards a sustainable future of mobility, he said. heg