Sustainability is firmly anchored in our corporate culture and is a core element of our decision-making and business processes. Sustainable action means avoiding pollution or damage to the environment, respecting human rights all along the value chain, and making a relevant social contribution. In 2022, another particularly challenging year, we were passionate and determined about transforming ourselves as a company and contributing to positive global change.
Since 2020, our CARE BEYOND SKIN Sustainability Agenda has been an integral part of our C.A.R.E.+ business strategy. We are driving our transformation all along the value chain – from innovative, sustainable product design to sustainable ingredients, efficient production in our factories, and the end of our products’ life cycle. We are aware of our major responsibility as a global skin care company and want to make an active contribution to protecting the climate. That is why we have set ourselves one of the most ambitious reduction targets in the industry. Across the Group, we want to cut absolute Scope 1 and 2 CO2 emissions by 30% by 2025 (base year: 2018) and absolute Scope 3 emissions by 10%. These targets have been approved by the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) and are in line with scientists’ calls to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. In addition, with the “Business Ambition for 1.5° C,” we have signed a voluntary long-term commitment to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.
In 2022 we were awarded for our outstanding sustainability performance: We received a “Triple A” rating by global environmental non-profit Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) for excellent scores for target setting, performance and transparency within the areas of climate change, forests and water security. This milestone demonstrates the progress made in recent years towards achieving our ambitious sustainability commitments.
Detailed information on our commitment to sustainability can be found below in our Non-financial Statement (NFS) and at www.beiersdorf.com/sustainability/reporting/downloads. Additional information on sustainability is also available at www.beiersdorf.com/sustainability and www.tesa.com/en/about-tesa/sustainability.
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