Emissions Reduction

CLIMATE CHANGE IS ONE OF THE MOST SERIOUS AND COMPLEX CHALLENGES FACING THE WORLD AND, ACCORDING TO SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, IT CONSTITUTES THE WORLD’S MOST URGENT ENVIRONMENTAL RISK

 

Mission 2025 sustainability commitments

  • Reduce direct carbon emissions ratio by 30% vs. 2017;
  • 50% of our refrigerators in customer outlets will be energy efficient;
  • 50% of total energy used in our plants will be from renewable and clean* sources;
  • 100% of the total electricity used in our plants in EU and Switzerland will be from renewable and clean* sources.

* Clean source means CHP.

 


Climate change is impacting our direct operations and our value chain through the increased cost of energy, water and raw materials; carbon taxation; water stress; disruption in raw materials and business operations due to severe weather conditions, etc.

We consider emissions reduction a strategic priority, committing to our ongoing investment along the value chain in energy efficiency, renewable and low carbon technologies, while working in collaboration with our suppliers and other partners.

We set our first carbon reduction commitments back in 2006 and since then we have been playing our part in global efforts to tackle climate change. At the beginning of 2016, we were among the first twelve companies globally with approved science-based carbon reduction targets and, since then, our strategy has been in line with the 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement and the UN Sustainable Development Goals 7 and 13 on Clean Energy and Climate Action.

We have publicly committed to implement the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Disclosure (TCFD), established by the Financial Stability Board (FSB). It will help us become more resilient in tackling climate challenge.