JLR urges suppliers to set science-based climate targets
The British car giant set its own science-based targets that were approved last year. In spring 2021, the Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) will reduce operational emissions by 46%, reduce value chain emissions by 54%, and reduce in-vehicle emissions by 60% by fiscal year 2030. endorsed JLR’s commitment to Fiscal 2020 is the baseline for these commitments.
Since then, JLR has also committed to comply with SBTi’s Corporate Net Zero Standard. This requires a reduction in emissions of at least 90% across all ranges by 2050 at the latest. JLR has stated its intention to achieve net zero carbon emissions from its operations, products and supply chain by 2039.
The company doesn’t say it will only “achieve” these goals by “working closely with suppliers who share the same vision for change.” The company has reached out to all its suppliers and asked them to align with the 2030 target.
Tier 1 suppliers, including the company’s products, services and logistics suppliers, are a priority group for this engagement from JLR. The company will ask these companies to set their own science-based decarbonization goals and report progress regularly and transparently. Reports must be published.
These suppliers will need to work together to develop and implement credible emission reduction plans that may involve process, technology and material changes, JLR said. We need to decarbonize while maintaining the quality of our products and services.
Barbara Bergmeier, JLR’s Executive Director of Industrial Operations, said: We cannot achieve these ambitious goals together. That is why we invite our suppliers to join us on this challenging and exciting journey, strengthening existing relationships so that all parties can achieve important and quantifiable goals. ”
At this stage, JLR has not said it will stop working with existing suppliers who fail to meet their climate change commitments.
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