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Science Based Targets Status
Has the company set a science based target commitment and if so, what is the status of that commitment?

About the data

The Science Based Targets initiative champions science-based target setting as a powerful way of boosting companies’ competitive advantage in the transition to the low-carbon economy.

It is a collaboration between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), World Resources Institute (WRI), and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and one of the We Mean Business Coalition commitments.

The initiative’s overall aim is that by 2020, science-based target setting will become standard business practice and corporations will play a major role in driving down global greenhouse gas emissions. Embedding science-based targets as a fundamental component of sustainability management practices is crucial in achieving this.

Committed companies have 24 months to have their targets approved and published by the SBTi, or they will be removed from the SBTi website, unless specific circumstances apply. See the protocol to manage expired commitments for more information. All committed companies before April 8th, 2020, have been offered extensions as per the first version of the Protocol to manage expired commitments.

All scope 1 and 2 targets are classified under one of three categories: 2°C, well-below 2°C and 1.5°C. The assessment does not include a classification of scope 3 targets. As of October 15th 2019, the SBTi will only accept target submissions of scope 1 and 2 targets that are in line with either well-below 2°C or 1.5°C trajectory.

To find the answer for the metric, search the Science Based Targets Initiative database. You can type the company's name in the 'Company Name' search box. Alternatively, download the excel file of the data.

The answer can be found under the column 'Status'. Select the answer option appropriate. If the company is not listed on the database, or there is no answer for the company, select 'Unknown' as the answer. 

Cite either the database website or the excel file as the source.

Value Type
Targets Set
Research Policy
Community Assessed
Report Type
Aggregate Data Report