Net-Zero Emissions

Our Net-Zero

Targets Validated!

 

Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has approved our near-term 2030 targets and longer-term 2050 targets, making us the world’s first palm oil company to have both near and long-term targets approved by SBTi.

The validation comes a year after we first announced our commitment to reach net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across our value chain by 2050.



 

SBTi's Near-Term Target Validation Report & Official Letter of Notification


 

SD Guthrie's Net-Zero Global Webinar


 

What does this mean?

In simple terms, we have committed to a deadline to achieve an overall balance between the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions we produced and GHG emissions we take out of the atmosphere.


Our emissions baseline is 12.2 Million* tCO2-e based on our 2020 emissions data. To achieve our Net-Zero goals, we have set short-term and long-term targets that have been SBTi approved.

* Inclusive of Scope 1 and 3 carbon removals from sequestration of oil palm, rubber and high conservation value (HCV) areas of 6,771,215 tCO2-e.

Our Scopes Our Scopes Our Scopes
Our Scopes Our Scopes Our Scopes
 

To achieve Net-Zero emissions across our entire value chain,
we need to tackle GHG emissions in three different scopes.

 
SCOPE 1

Direct Emissions

Scope 1 emissions or direct GHG emissions occur from sources that are owned or controlled by our company.

Effluent Treatment

Land use change emissions

Stationary Combustion

Land management/ Land use emissions

SCOPE 2

Indirect Emissions

Scope 2 emissions account for indirect GHG emissions that resulted from the generation of purchased electricity consumed by our company.
Purchased electricity is defined as electricity that is purchased or otherwise brought into the organisational boundary of the company. Scope 2 emissions physically occur at the facility where the electricity is generated.

Purchased Electricity

Purchased Steam

SCOPE 3

Indirect Emissions

Scope 3 emissions are basically all other indirect emissions (not included in Scope 2) that occur in the entire value chain of our company. Although these emissions are a consequence of our company’s activities, they occur from sources not owned or controlled by us.

Purchased Goods and Services (Feedstock and Non-Feedstock)

Upstream Transportation and Distribution

Employee Commuting

Capital Goods

Downstream Transportation and Distribution

Processing of Sold Products

Fuel-and Energy-Related Activities

Waste Generated in Operations

Use of Sold Products

Our Approach Our Approach Our Approach
Our Approach Our Approach Our Approach

SD Guthrie’s net-zero strategy commits to 100% absolute overall emissions reduction in Scope 1 and 2 by 2050,
with all unabated Scope 3 emissions balanced by an appropriate amount of carbon removals or offsets.

This is how we are tackling our Scope 1, 2 & 3 emissions.

Our Roadmap to

Net-Zero

Measurable. Meaningful. Science-Based.

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Our short-term and long-term targets are currently being validated by SBTi.

We will be sharing more details and the progress of our targets once they have been validated. We will also ensure that our targets are reviewed and updated as SBTi’s standards evolve.

 

Readily Available Technologies

Undeveloped Technologies

Why is this Important for Our Journey to Net-Zero?

Confused with some of the JARGONS out there?
Can’t tell the difference between Net-Zero Emission, Net-Zero Carbon or Carbon Neutral?


Check out the glossary below:

Carbon Neutral

means that any CO2 released into the atmosphere from a company’s activities is balanced by an equivalent amount being removed.

Climate Positive

means that an activity goes beyond achieving Net-Zero carbon emissions to create an environmental benefit by removing additional carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

Carbon Negative

means the same thing as "climate positive".

Climate Neutral

refers to reducing all GHG to the point of zero while eliminating all other negative environmental impacts that an organisation may cause.


Decarbonisation

refers to all measures through which a business sector, or an entity – a government, an organisation – reduces its carbon footprint, primarily its greenhouse gas emissions, carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4), in order to reduce its impact on the climate.

Net-Zero Carbon Emission

means that an activity releases Net-Zero carbon emission into the atmosphere. No carbon was emitted from the get-go, so no carbon needs to be captured or offset.

Net-Zero Emission

means balancing the whole amount of greenhouse gas (GHG) released and the amount removed from the atmosphere. Although this term is similar to carbon neutral, it is expanded to include more than just carbon but all greenhouse gases such as methane.

SBTi

is Science Based Target initiative. This organisation is a collaboration between the CDP, World Resources Institute (WRI), the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), and the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC). It independently assesses and approves companies’ Net-Zero targets. SBTi’s rigour and comprehensive scope enable companies to take meaningful steps toward accelerated decarbonisation.


Scope 1 Emissions

are GHG emissions that occur directly from sources that are owned or controlled by a company. Common examples of Scope 1 emissions include emissions from combustion in owned or controlled boilers, furnaces and vehicles or emissions from chemical production in owned or controlled process equipment.

Scope 2 Emissions

are indirect GHG emissions that resulted from the generation of purchased electricity consumed by a company. Purchased electricity is defined as electricity that is purchased or otherwise brought into the organisational boundary of the company. Scope 2 emissions physically occur at the facility where the electricity is generated.

Scope 3 Emissions

are basically all other indirect emissions (not included in Scope 2) that occur in the entire value chain of a company. Although these emissions are a consequence of a company’s activities, they occur from sources not owned or controlled by the company.

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