We at Nordkalk, through our parent company SigmaRoc PLC, have committed to set near- and long-term company-wide emission reductions in line with science-based net-zero with the SBTi, thereby supporting rapid and deep emission cuts to help in the halving global emissions before 2030 and achieving net-zero before 2050.
As far as we are aware of, we are one of the first companies in our industry to commit to SBTi. It is ambitious and makes me proud especially because reducing GHG emissions is not easy for a lime producer. It will require prompt annual actions taken at different operations to reach near-term goals and innovative technologies to reach long-term goals.
What is SBTi?
The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) is a global body enabling businesses to set ambitious emissions reduction targets in line with the latest climate science. The initiative is a collaboration between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and one of the We Mean Business Coalition commitments.
Why is it important?
Science Based Targets provide companies with a clearly defined pathway to future-proof growth by specifying how much and how quickly they need to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
Whilst stakeholders have been impressed with Nordkalks eLIMEnate roadmap towards net-zero, and SigmaRoc’s global Roadmap; SBTi will give further transparency on our emission reductions with near-term and long-term quantitative targets. Once our targets have been set and validated by the Science Based Targets organisation, our progress can be transparently disclosed through annual reporting.
What will this mean to our operations?
By joining the Science Based Targets initiative, we will ensure that our low-carbon transformation is aligned with climate science.
Through on-going work such as the transition of fossil fuels to renewable energy and alternative fuels as well as our ambitious carbon capture roll out plan with the first plant due to operational in Q1 2023, we will meet stakeholders demand for climate neutral products.
These ambitious climate actions will help us meet the IPCC guidelines, giving us and our stakeholders a competitive advantage in the transition to the low-carbon economy.
It will also prove to our consumers, investors and governments that, as a member of the private sector, we are increasingly leading the way on tackling climate change.
The world is changing around us, and so are we!
Noora Guzman Monet
Noora Guzmán Monet, Sustainability Manager at Nordkalk Corporation works with all aspects of sustainability. From her point of view the most important sustainability topics for Nordkalk at the moment are CO2 emission reductions, climate change and biodiversity. She sees climate change and preserving biodiversity very linked together and believes that biodiversity is the next CO2. Noora feels proud to be a part of a company that has a strong strategic focus on sustainability.
“What is intriguing about sustainability is that over time the focus will change and there will be new challenges and opportunities to face. This change keeps me on my toes and makes life an eternal learning curve! No task, despite being difficult, is seen impossible. ”
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