The 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, agreed by over 190 countries, limits the global temperature increase to well below 2°C and to continue efforts to limit it to 1.5°C. Industry is one of the largest emissions sectors, accountable for more than 40% of global emissions in 2019. Therefore, industry and business need to contribute achieving the Paris reduction targets.
Eppendorf sets their goal: Become carbon-zero as a company until 2028
Eppendorf faces up to its responsibility and has clearly mapped the core issue of sustainability in its corporate strategy. Our Co-CEO Eva van Pelt explains where the journey is headed: "With our climate strategy, we will make Eppendorf carbon-zero by 2028. This means that we are voluntarily much faster than many other companies. We on the Management Board are very proud that Eppendorf takes the issue of sustainability so seriously and is making an important contribution to climate and environment with numerous measures."
To achieve this goal, the Sustainability & HSE team has developed a climate strategy. As part of the overarching Eppendorf sustainability strategy, this concept specifies concrete measures that significantly reduce CO2 emissions. The team developed and coordinated all actions in interviews and workshops with experts and departments.
What are our steps to reach this ambitious target?