We have joined Science Based Targets
Carmo is among the first Danish plastics producing SMEs to commit to the sustainability goals via Science Based Targets. This means that we must reduce our emissions in scope 1 and 2 by a minimum of 30 percent by 2030.
At Carmo, we are very happy and proud of the fact that we have been approved for Science Based Targets (SBTi).
SBTi is a partnership between UN Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI), CDP and World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The purpose of SBTi is to enable companies to meet, on a voluntary basis, specific scientifically based climate targets based on the Paris Agreement limiting global warming to below 2°C by 2030.
We are one of the first SMEs of our kind in Denmark to join SBTi with “well-below 2 degrees” with a commitment to reduce scope 1 and 2 by a minimum of 30 percent.
In addition, we have applied to join “below 1,5 °C” and thus a 50 percent reduction in scope 1 and 2 by 2030. These are ambitious goals – but we can and will succeed!
”We have mapped our CO2 footprint for 2019, 2020 and 2021, and we can see that we are already well on our way to meeting the desired reduction”.Claus Ishøy, CEO at Carmo A/S
The road to more sustainability
SBTi is the latest initiative in our work to improve our climate footprint.
”For a long time now, we have worked with sustainability based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, which in many areas work well as benchmarks. However, they have proven difficult to use for manageable and qualitative results. With SBTi, on the other hand, we can work with a much more precise and rigorous change process”.Claus Ishøy, CEO at Carmo A/S
By focusing on waste sorting, we have identified and sorted out 22 fractions of which 11 different plastic fractions, so that they can be recycled. This corresponds to 58,9 percent of the excess material from the production.
The sorting has reduced the environmental impact by 17 tonnes of emitted CO2 in 8 months. However, these reductions do not count in the SBTi targets. The next step is that we will continuously update and fine-tune the various processes in the production to use less energy and to use less virgin materials, so that we can meet the next sub-goals.
”We have always carried out optimization processes. But when the green goals are incorporated and carried out correctly and with care, sustainability is not only good ethically and morally, but also financially”.Claus Ishøy, CEO at Carmo A/S