The Haga Initiative reports significant emission reductions and increases ambitions until 2030

The Haga Initiative’s GHG emission disclosure for 2021 present a total emissions reduction of 696,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents in one year for the member companies. This corresponds to an average of 42 percent per company. Starting from 2021, the Haga Initiative raise the ambitions further with new climate targets until 2030, covering the entire value chain. This implies an increased responsibility and requires a new approach with a new set of challenges.

When the Haga Initiative was founded in 2010, the climate targets for all member companies were to reduce their emissions by at least 40 percent by 2020. 11 out of 12 companies met the targets. The Haga Initiative is now raising its ambitions to 2030 with new targets that includes the entire value chain (also called scope 3 according to the Greenhouse Gas Protocol). The ambition is to halve emissions by 2030 and reduce emissions by 30 percent, compared with the chosen base year.

– The Haga Initiative’s GHG emission disclosure shows that it is possible to make a difference. The member companies have made major efforts to reduce emissions in their own operations. Thus, it is critical to put a greater focus on influencing the entire value chain. This is important because, on average, 70 percent of the total emissions take place in the value chain, says Nina Ekelund, Executive director of the Haga Initiative.

The Haga Initiative’s member companies have been working with reducing emissions for a decade now, with great success. The Haga Initiative’s GHG emission disclosure for 2021 makes a first attempt to report emissions in the entire value chain. Without claiming to present exact figures, an overall description is presented of how the climate challenge is distributed in the value chain for the member companies. An increased focus on the value chain implies a powerful expansion of the companies’ scope of responsibility and shows that companies have different preconditions in their reporting. Not all emissions will be able to be reduced to zero or close to zero, for technical, economic or political reasons.

– Today, the business community is leading the development with increasingly ambitious climate agendas. Policy needs to raise its ambition with long-term instruments and by enabling financing for investments that can lead to reduced emissions in many companies’ value chains, says Nina Ekelund.

The Haga Initiative’s 2030 scope

  • Scope 1, net-zero emissions (85 percent reduction compared to selected base year).
  • Scope 2, purchased energy must be renewable or recycled.
  • Scope 3, reduce emissions by 30 percent with the ambition to halve by 2030, compared with the chosen base year (2015 or later).

To achieve the goal of an 85 percent reduction by 2030, an average annual reduction rate of 17 percent is required, starting from 2021.

Read the report here

Press contact:
Nina Ekelund, Executive director, Haga Initiative, mobile: 0735 022464

Malin Redmo, project leader Haga Initiative’s GHG emission disclosure, mobile: 0739 199006

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