With 2025 deadlines looming for ambitious corporate public pledges around sustainability, procurement can help enterprises meet these sustainability goals.
With 2025 deadlines looming for ambitious corporate public pledges around sustainability, this should be top of the business agenda for enterprises in 2021. However, are organizations acting fast enough?
Worryingly, every five weeks that passes represents 1 percent of our decade. Aspirations of operating more sustainably at some point in the future are now becoming a much closer reality, which means organizations have targets that they need to meet over a relatively short time frame. This is especially true when it comes to ‘net zero’ emissions pledges – perhaps the most pressing climate concern the planet is facing. For example, by 2030, Unilever has committed to halving the greenhouse gas emissions of their products across the lifecycle, while Heineken has set an 80 percent target reduction. BP is facing an even bigger challenge as an energy company, leaning away from fossil fuels and committing to net zero carbon from their operations by 2050.
Therefore, with only a few years remaining until some of those deadlines, clearly now is the time for enterprises to take decisive action.
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