Orkla is backing a global campaign aimed at mobilising business and industry to set climate targets aligned with the 1.5ºC target.
Joining a multitude of international companies, Orkla is stepping up to support the UN Global Compact campaign, “Business Ambition for 1.5°C: Our Only Future”. The aim is to mobilise businesses to raise their climate ambitions ahead of the annual UN Climate Change Conference to be held in Madrid from 2 to 13 December 2019.
“There is an urgent need to find solutions to climate change challenges. Orkla has therefore set science-based climate targets and will take its share of responsibility for limiting global temperature rise to a maximum of 1.5 degrees,” says Jaan Ivar Semlitsch, President & CEO at Orkla.
The international Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has validated Orkla’s climate targets, which are a 63% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2025 and a 77% reduction by 2040.
“Business play a crucial role in achieving the sustainability goals. It is therefore inspiring to see so many companies boldly raising their ambitions. Orkla is one of several leading companies that are already proving that 1.5ºC-compliant climate targets are possible. Orkla has set an example for others to follow.” said Kim Gabrielli, Director of the UN Global Compact in Norway.
Read more about the “Business Ambition for 1.5°C: Our Only Future” campaign here: https://www.unglobalcompact.org/take-action/events/climate-action-summit-2019/business-ambition
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