“Investing in Better” – kp’s emissions goals validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi)

Klöckner Pentaplast (kp), a global leader in high barrier protective packaging solutions, have announced its greenhouse gas emissions-reduction target has been validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).

Through its “Investing in Better” sustainability strategy, kp commits to reduce absolute scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions 50% by 2025 and absolute scope 3 GHG emissions from purchased goods and services, processing of sold products, and end of life treatment of sold products 20.4% per tonne of raw materials by the end of 2029 from a 2019 base year.

‘We understand our responsibility to take a science-based approach to combating climate change. That’s why we are focused on reducing our emissions and championing a circular economy that incorporates plastic waste as a valuable raw material.’ said Scott Tracey, kp CEO. Our efforts are already beginning to show results, with a 14% year-on-year reduction in operational CO2 emissions and the incorporation of more than 120,000 tonnes of rPET into our products.’

The Science Based Targets initiative is a collaboration between the CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). Its aim is to establish science-based climate targets as standard business practice, by defining and promoting best practice in science-based target setting.

Adam Elman, Group Director of Sustainability at kp states, ‘kp is a purpose-led company and we are proud that our ambitious carbon reduction target has been validated and approved by the Science Based Targets initiative. We are already making good progress, however we know we cannot achieve our ambition on our own and looking forward to collaborating with our suppliers, customers and the broader industry.’