Medtronic is joining 4,600+ organizations worldwide who are leading the challenge to become carbon neutral
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March 16, 2023 /CSRwire/ - At Medtronic, we believe that people can only live their healthiest lives on a healthy planet. That is why Medtronic is joining 4,600+ organizations worldwide who are leading the challenge to become carbon neutral by setting ambitious emissions reduction targets grounded in climate science through the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).
The SBTi is a partnership between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI), and the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF). The SBTi drives ambitious climate initiatives in the private sector by enabling organizations to set science-based emissions reduction targets. Science-based targets show companies and financial institutions how much and how quickly they need to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to create a healthier climate.
“As a global healthcare technology leader, we understand that health is directly tied to the environment. By reducing our carbon footprint and being advocates for change in our industry, we are investing in the health of our company, our people, and our planet,” said Greg Smith, Executive Vice President, Supply Chain and Operations at Medtronic. “Signing a commitment to science-based targets is an important step in our journey toward decarbonization and ensures we are holding ourselves accountable.”
The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi):
As a mission-driven company, Medtronic began our journey toward decarbonization years ago and shared our plan to reach our carbon neutral ambitions in the Medtronic Decarbonization Roadmap, laying out our plan for how we will:
With this formal commitment to SBTi, Medtronic recognizes the crucial role that the business community can play in minimizing the risk that climate change poses. Medtronic confirms our commitment to setting near-term science-based emissions reduction targets and long-term, net-zero targets in line with the SBTi criteria and recommendations. The targets will be submitted and validated by SBTi within 24 months.
For more information, contact Riley Schweiger at email@example.com or visit the environmental sustainability section (p.30) of our latest Integrated Performance Report.
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