- Date 7 Dec 2020
Dassault Systèmes have announced it has committed to set a science-based target through the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), a global initiative that helps companies establish science-based targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and transform business operations to fit the future low-carbon economy. In doing so, Dassault Systèmes commits to define a roadmap to reduce its emissions in line with the best available climate science.
Targets adopted by companies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are considered “science-based” if they are in line with what the latest climate science says is necessary to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. This international accord aims to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change and limit global warming to well-below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and pursue efforts to limit warming to 1.5 C.
Dassault Systèmes recognizes the crucial role the business community can play in minimizing the risk climate change poses to the future of the planet. By committing to set a science-based emissions target, Dassault Systèmes is applying the same scientific rigor it leverages for its customers to define how its own operations will contribute to climate action.
“As a company committed to and based on science, it is only natural for us to now aim for the highest standard in emissions targets: the Science Based Targets initiative,” said Florence Verzelen, Executive Vice President, Industry, Marketing and Sustainability, Dassault Systèmes. “We are proud to join the world’s leading companies in this effort, because we believe that climate change is not only one of the world’s greatest risks, it is also one of the greatest opportunities in history for sustainable innovation.”