Amprion submits CO2 reduction targets to Science Based Target initiative
Transmission system operator Amprion has committed to significantly reducing its own greenhouse gas emissions by 2032. The targets have now been submitted to the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi) for validation. A result is expected in approximately six months.
With the expansion of the transmission grid, Amprion is making an important contribution to achieving the climate targets. Only with an expanded power grid can the increasing share of renewable energies be made accessible to industry and consumers.
Amprion has also set itself ambitious targets for reducing its own greenhouse gas emissions: The reduction targets for its own sources (Scope 1) and procured energy (Scope 2) are at least 63 percent by 2032 (base year 2017) and for indirect emissions along the value chain (Scope 3) just under 60 percent based on the new construction and expansion of its transmission grid by 2032 (base year 2021). With these targets, Amprion is aligning itself with the 1.5-degree target of the Paris Climate Agreement.
Independent evaluation of reduction targets
Amprion has now registered the reduction targets with the international Science Based Target initiative (SBTi) and submitted them for validation. The SBTi is a cooperation between the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), the United Nations Global Compact, the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF) and is oriented towards the targets of the Paris Climate Agreement. It assists in defining and tracking science-based climate targets and independently evaluates the targets submitted by companies. Through science-based climate targets, companies achieve future-proof growth, promote innovation and strengthen investor confidence.