DRIVING CLIMATE ACTION THROUGHOUT GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS

1.5°C SUPPLY CHAIN LEADERS

​​The 1.5°C Supply Chain Leaders work together to drive climate action throughout global supply chains, and support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through the SME Climate Hub, understanding the need to work with and support suppliers to halve emissions before 2030 and achieve net zero emissions before 2050.

The 1.5°C Supply Chain Leaders was founded by the Exponential Roadmap Initiative together with Ericsson, Inter IKEA Group, Telia Company, BT Group and Unilever, and is supported by the United Nations’ Race to Zero and the We Mean Business Coalition.

TESTIMONIALS

This is a crucial year for climate action and we, like other companies, have ambitious carbon reduction targets that will help drive exponential impact for the planet. Addressing the emissions of our global supply chains is an important step for all of us as we progress toward net zero, and we look forward to working more closely with the 1.5°C Supply Chain Leaders.

Kristina KloberdanzChief Sustainability Officer,
Mastercard

The scientific consensus is clear. If we don’t curb emissions, and temperatures continue to climb, science tells us that the results will be catastrophic. We look forward to collaborating with other global corporate climate leaders and learning from each other to support our suppliers in taking climate action in line with science. Together we can move quicker.

Lucas Joppa, Chief Environmental Officer,
Microsoft

We align with our corresponding Science Based Targets by supporting the 1.5°C Business Playbook and becoming part of the 1.5°C Supply Chain Leaders. We are taking action now for the generations to come. We hope that many more companies will use the Playbook to halve their emissions before 2030 in the Race To Zero

Martin Andersen, Global Head of ESG,
Scan Global Logistics

By joining the 1.5°C Supply Chain Leaders we are committing to reducing our greenhouse gas emissions across our full value chain in line with the 1.5°C ambition – and to urge our suppliers to do the same. This is a crucial part of decarbonising our full value chain and to reach our climate targets.

Sandeep Chandna, Chief Sustainability Officer,
Tech Mahindra

The 1.5°C Supply Chain Leaders demonstrate the vital role that multinationals can play in accelerating climate action across their value chain by supporting and encouraging their suppliers to align with 1.5°C targets. Given the amount of suppliers multinational companies have, and with their huge purchasing value, this will be an exciting turning point – and we look forward to seeing exponential growth in corporate net zero commitments as we work towards COP26.

Nigel Topping,
UK High Level Climate Action Champion for COP26

Working together with suppliers is an absolute necessity for large corporations with net-zero ambitions. As 1.5°C Supply Chain Leaders we look to develop concrete tools, help remove blockers and provide the resources required to support suppliers, working together to achieve our common targets.

Johan Falk
Co-founder and Head of Exponential Roadmap Initiative

Nestlé is proud to become a 1.5°C Supply Chain Leader. More than 90% of our carbon emissions come from our supply chain, so working with suppliers is critical for achieving net zero emissions by 2050. We look forward to collaborating with others on this journey.

Magdi Batato,
Nestlé’s Global Head of Operations.

Collaboration is crucial to speed up action. By learning from each other, taking advantage of each other’s strengths and collaborating to innovate together we can move faster. More re-use of good ideas and focus of resources to get magnitude rather than search for uniqueness will be key to gain momentum. We are proud to be part of this collaboration and applaud more companies stepping in and joining us. There are ten years left until 2030, together we will fill them with action!

Sara Gorton,
Head of Environmental Strategy, Telia Company.

The message is clear: taking action on climate will help suppliers win and retain business – especially from the growing array of multinationals that are trying to decarbonize. The 1.5°C Supply Chain Leaders are paving the way by creating an ecosystem to enable their suppliers to leverage climate action in line with science.

Gonzalo Munoz,
Chilean High Level Climate Action Champion for COP25

For Ericsson, supporting the Paris Agreement and limiting global warming to 1.5°C is the only way forward. Supply chain emission reduction measures are crucial in this transformational shift of value chains. Ericsson Sourcing is working with its suppliers to halve supply chain emissions by 2030. The 1.5°C Supply Chain Leader, working along the same lines cross-industry, will support this cause. We are very happy to see this group expand, to join us in transforming global supply chains.

Louise Rehbinder, Responsible Sourcing Program Manager, Group Sourcing
Ericsson

IKEA is committed to working closely together with our supply chain partners to reduce absolute greenhouse gas emissions from production by 80% by 2030. We are proud to be a 1.5°C Supply Chain Leader and to contribute to facilitating the climate journey for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). We will not be able to limit climate change by working alone. Only by working together will we show that it is possible.

Henrik Elm, Global Supply Manager
IKEA

To help us become a net-zero emissions business by 2045, we’re asking our suppliers to commit to climate action and we’re working with them to substantially reduce their carbon emissions by 2030. At BT, over two-thirds of our end-to-end carbon emissions come from our supply chain, and by working together, we’ll be able to curb emissions and help pave the way for others to follow.

Cyril Pourrat, Chief Procurement Officer
BT Group

Every business in our supply chain has the potential to be a climate leader. That’s why in June we launched our new climate strategy with a commitment to prioritise partnerships with suppliers who have set their own science-based targets. Today’s launch of the 1.5° Supply Chain Leaders initiative brings additional scale and synergy to the work that many companies are doing to support value chain partners to accelerate their decarbonisation journey. Through this spirit of collaboration and ambition, we increase our chances of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5° above preindustrial levels and preventing the worst effects of climate change. This is an urgent and important initiative.

Marc Engel, Chief Supply Chain Officer
Unilever

To be able to reach the goals set in the Paris agreement, we need to both create circular material flows and reduce carbon emissions. Ragn-Sells are committed to be a driving force in transforming society from a linear to a circular economy, and we commit ourselves to actively work with our value circle in order to: 1) Reduce carbon emission up- and downstream in the value circle with at least 50% by 2030, 2) Develop circular solutions in collaboration with business partners and society, 3) Create a market for circular materials with procurement as an enabler.

Ragn-Sells Group Executive Leadership Team sponsors; Massimo Forti, Vidar Svenning Olsen & Magnus Uvhagen.

By joining ERI and the 1.5°C Supply Chain Leaders, we reinforce our strong commitment to decarbonising at the speed and depth required by global climate goals. To achieve our science-based net-zero target by 2040, we simply have to reach net-zero supply chains. Getting there will take transformative action and collaboration with our partners. As Ørsted continues to grow from the leader in offshore wind to a global green energy major, we want our commitment to science-aligned climate action to help catalyse and inspire other companies and suppliers across the world to do the same.

Mads Nipper
CEO Ørsted

The 1.5°C Supply Chain Leaders share their experiences and resources openly through the 1.5°C Supplier Engagement Guide. The guide is a freely accessible resource for companies seeking to reduce GHG emissions in their supply chains, to halve emissions by 2030 towards Net Zero. It specifically addresses one critical component of supply chain decarbonization: engaging suppliers to take climate action.

The 1.5°C Supply Chain Leaders support small and medium-sized enterprises globally through the SME Climate Hub, with tools, knowledge and best practice for implementing a robust climate strategy, to support broad action.The SME Climate Hub is a global initiative that aims to mainstream climate action in the small to medium sized business community, and enable SMEs to build resilient businesses for the future.

The 1.5°C Supply Chain Leaders have made the following commitment:

We have all committed to reducing our greenhouse gas emissions across our value chain in line with the 1.5°C ambition. We integrate climate in our business strategy and drive climate action as part of our wider role in society (as members of the Exponential Roadmap Initiative and/or Business Ambition for 1.5°C

-We will work together with our suppliers and business partners to join us on this journey by taking action aiming to halve greenhouse gas emissions before 2030, reaching net-zero before 2050 and communicate progress annually, e.g. as outlined in the SME Climate Commitment. To promote, reward and inspire action, we plan to make climate related targets and performance a key supplier purchasing criteria within one year. 

-We recognize the challenge this poses for our suppliers and we will support them, working together to reach our shared goals. In addition, we will support SMEs globally through the SME Climate Hub with tools, knowledge and best practice for implementing a robust climate strategy, to support broad action.

Together we will reduce our greenhouse gas emissions through firm action and collaboration, and inspire others to do the same.  Join us now in the Race to Zero.

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