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Science-Based Targets

Science-Based Targets (SBTs) are emissions reductions targets aligned to what the latest climate science deems necessary to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. Science-based targets provide a clearly-defined pathway for companies to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, help prevent the worst impacts of climate change and future-proof business growth in line with science.

Science-Based Targets are verified by the Science Based Target Initiative (SBTi). SBTi offers the most credible approach for setting emission reduction targets through its peer review and verification process, verifying set company targets against climate science.

Why Set a Science-Based Target?

Any organisation with a significant growth trajectory faces the added challenge of an ever-increasing emissions footprint. If it remains unmitigated, there is increasing uncertainty around potential financial and operational liabilities, in addition to a growing climatic impact. Therefore, setting an emissions reduction target in line with science offers a meaningful value proposition which:

  • Demonstrates to stakeholders genuine climate action
  • Drives operational emission reductions and innovative business practices
  • Truly integrates climate action into the business model
  • Improves business profitability and investor confidence
  • Strengthens brand reputation
  • Promotes decarbonisation initiatives throughout the supply chain
  • Integrates with climate risk and TCFD disclosures where appropriate
  • Reduces regulatory uncertainty
Science-Based Target Setting and Strategy

HOW WE CAN HELP

We can help your organisation on the journey to select the right science-based target approach depending on your size and industry, understand the main emissions drivers (Scope 1, 2 and 3) and where significant emissions reduction initiatives can be implemented to ultimately achieve the set SBT.

Services include all aspects of science-based target setting and strategy:
  • Understanding what are science-based targets and why they are important to your company
  • Benchmarking against peers with SBTs
  • SBT scoping, modelling, development, and analysis
  • GHG inventory development and BAU emissions trajectory modelling
  • Support the SBT submission process and validation service
SBTi

Net Zero Corporate Standard

The SBTis Corporate Net-Zero Standard is the world’s first framework for corporate net-zero target setting in line with climate science. It includes the guidance, criteria, and recommendations companies need to set science-based net-zero targets consistent with limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C.

Key requirements of the Corporate Net-Zero Standard

  1. Focus on rapid, deep emission cuts
  2. Set near- and long-term targets
  3. No net-zero claims until long-term targets are met
  4. Go beyond the value chain

Further information on the Corporate Net Zero Standard here

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Get In Touch

Contact us today to help guide you on your science-based targets setting and strategy. Fill out the contact form below or call the team on 03 7035 1740, we’re here to help.

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Daniel Raftopoulos

Senior Consultant
1.5 DEGREES

WE'VE COMMITTED TO A SCIENCE BASED TARGET

In 2021 we committed to a science-based target taking positive action in reducing our emissions to preserve a 1.5C degree world.

"In the spirit of ‘we practice what we preach’ Ndevr Environmental is proud to announce our own validated science-based target for SMEs and our commitment to the Business Ambition for 1.5°C, a network of visionary corporate leaders taking ambitious climate action.
Our footprint might be small compared to the businesses we support, but our ambition for impact is large and we champion deep decarbonisation in every niche of the economy, to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement." Matt Drum - Managing Director

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    ATIYAH

    CARBON NEUTRAL PRODUCT

    ​AWESOME STREETFOOD, ZERO CARBON – that’s Atiyah. With its launch in 2020, Atiyah became Australia’s first 100% renewable-run street food zero-carbon kitchen certified under Climate Active. Atiyah sets operational carbon efficiency benchmarks and raises awareness about the global warming impact of food choices. They even disclosed the footprint of every item on their menu to empower their customers’ low-carbon lifestyle. We assist ATIYAH with their carbon neutrality certification.

    ORIGIN

    CARBON NEUTRAL ORGANISATION & PRODUCT

    Responsible business is at the heart of what Intrepid does. Intrepid has been a pioneer in measuring and reporting carbon emissions since 2010. When it joined the Climate Active family in 2018, it became the largest global provider of carbon neutral certified travel adventures and the first company to voluntarily include all global operations in its certification.

    NEXTDC

    CARBON NEUTRAL ORGANISATION & PRODUCT NEXTDC are one of Australia‘s most trusted providers of data centre solutions. Since 2018 we’ve been assisting them with their Greenhouse Gas (GHG) accounting and in March 2021, the company broke ground with the launch of NEXTneutral, an innovative Climate Active-compliant colocation opt-in program for their customers. Learn more.

    GOODMAN

    COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY
    Goodman Group is an ASX20 global property expert in logistics and business space. It owns, develops and manages industrial property in 17 countries. We provide strategic advisory on Goodman’s operational GHG inventory and trajectory, the GHG intensity of its investment portfolio, net zero pathway and carbon neutral certification, as well as the renewable energy delivery strategy.

    ISPT

    PROPERTY FUND MANAGEMENT
    ISPT is one of Australia’s largest unlisted property fund managers, with over $11.9 billion of funds under management. We assist ISPT with its net zero pathway, land-based offset strategy as well as maintaining its carbon neutral certification. When ISPT joined the Climate Active network, it pioneered many concepts. It became the first participant under Climate Active to voluntarily include base building operations on all its owned and operated properties into its organisational certification and, as an industry first, procured 100% Australian Carbon Credit Offset Units (ACCUs).

    BHP

    METALS & MINING
    BHP is an ASX listed, world-leading resources company and are among the world’s top producers of major commodities, including iron ore, metallurgical coal and copper. They also have substantial interests in oil, gas and energy coal. We assist BHP comply with energy and greenhouse gas legislation and advise facilities on matters related to energy use and production emissions.

    Intrepid

    TRAVEL
    Intrepid Travel is the largest small group adventure travel company in the world. Responsible business is at the heart of what Intrepid does. We assist Intrepid with their Human Rights reporting obligations as well as many aspects of its GHG accounting and reporting. This includes its Science-based target (SBT), making them the first tour operator with approved SBT. When Intrepid joined the Climate Active family in 2018, it became the largest global provider of carbon neutral certified travel adventures and the first company to voluntarily include all global operations in its certification.

    LION

    BEVERAGES
    Lion is a global beverage company with a portfolio of brands in beer, cider, wine, spirits, seltzers, and non-alcoholic drinks. Lion has four large and four small Australian breweries, and its brands include XXXX, GOLD, Tooheys New, and Little Creatures. We assisted Lion to become Australia’s first large-scale brewer to be certified as carbon neutral under Climate Active in 2020.

    QANTAS Airline

    AIRLINE
    Founded in the Queensland outback in 1920, Qantas has grown to be Australia’s largest domestic and international airline. We have worked with Qantas since 2016 on a variety of emissions reduction projects.

    ORICA

    METALS & MINING
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    Fulton Hogan

    CONSTRUCTION
    Fulton Hogan has more than 80 years experience in the transport, water, energy, mining, civil construction and land development infrastructure in New Zealand, Australia and the South Pacific.
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    TOYOTA AUSTRALIA

    AUTOMOTIVE
    Toyota Australia was founded in 1963 and is one of Australia’s leading automotive companies. We have worked with Toyota since 2018 on many aspects of its GHG accounting, target setting, reduction initiatives, and reporting. We continue to inform strategic decisions around the contribution of the Australian business to the realisation of Toyota’s global Environmental Challenge 2050.

    H&H Group / Swisse Wellness

    CONSUMER GOODS
    H&H Group is a global health and nutrition company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Consumer brands include Biostime, Solid Gold Pet, Dodie, Good Goût, Aurelia Probiotic Skincare, CBII, and Swisse Wellness, a vitamin, supplement, and skincare brand, born in Australia in 1969. We have been working with Swisse and the group on many aspects of its GHG accounting and reporting, including the ongoing management of its Climate Active certification.

    AGL ENERGY

    ENERGY
    AGL is one of Australia’s leading energy companies offering electricity, gas, solar and renewable energy services, plus internet and mobile plans. We have assisted AGL for over five years on a variety of activities including audit and assurance projects.

    VIVA ENERGY

    ENERGY
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