1 February 2022

Deceuninck commits to ambitious Science Based Targets to reduce Greenhouse gas emissions

Deceuninck has committed to set emission reduction targets in line with science-based net zero of the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). As such, Deceuninck has joined the Business Ambition for 1.5°C campaign, a worldwide group of companies that are aligning with the Paris Climate Agreement Objective to limit global warming to 1.5°C.

Deceuninck has committed to the SBTi targets in February 2022, following the inventory of carbon emissions developed in 2021. In the past months, Deceuninck has defined the emission reduction roadmap in alignment with the Net-Zero Standard. We are now ready to submit the targets for validation to the SBTi.

Emissions linked to our own operations (scope 1 &2) account for 12% of Deceuninck’s carbon footprint. This shows the importance of looking at the total value chain and specifically the sourcing of raw materials. The additional efforts on recycling will be crucial to reach our targets.

Deceuninck commits to reduce absolute Scope 1 & 2 emissions 60% by 2030 from a 2021 base year. Including the expected growth this requires a 75% emission reduction per ton of product produced. With this target, Deceuninck exceeds the minimum ambition of SBTi (-42%).

Deceuninck commits to reduce Scope 3 emissions 48% per ton product produced by 2030 from a 2021 base year. Maximizing the use of recycled material will be a key enabler to reach these stretch targets.

Deceuninck commits to reach net-zero GHG emissions across the value chain by 2050.

Bruno Humblet (CEO Deceuninck):
“Responding to the SBTi’s call for corporate climate action illustrates our strong commitment to sustainability. The science-based targets provide a framework for us to evaluate every business decision from a climate mitigation point of view. For years, we have been a pioneer in our sector because of our recycling facilities. Recycling will keep playing a key role in our carbon reduction roadmap because it implies less sourcing of raw materials. We want to lead by example in our industry and look forward to taking meaningful climate action jointly with our suppliers and other stakeholders.”

Céline De Waele (Group Sustainability Manager Deceuninck):
Our carbon reduction roadmap includes investments in energy efficiency in operations and electrification, a phase-out of fuel oil as well as production and sourcing of renewable energy.”