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1.5°C Supply Chain Leaders

Driving climate action throughout global supply chains

Forward-thinking supply chain leaders understand the need to work with their suppliers to halve emissions before 2030 and achieve net zero emissions before 2050. Working with their suppliers in order to reach collective targets, they aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through firm action and collaboration, while looking to inspire others to do the same. The 1.5°C Supply Chain Leaders was initiated by the Exponential Roadmap Initiative together with founding partners Ericsson, IKEA, Telia, BT Group and Unilever and will support SMEs globally through the SME Climate Hub.

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

  1. 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)
  2. 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. 
  3. 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.

“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 Kloberdanz, Chief Sustainability Officer, Mastercard

“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

“I’m a big believer in a community coming together to make change happen. By making our commitment with the SME Climate Hub and joining the community I’m convinced that we’ll be able to make an even greater positive impact on our climate. I hope that we can help other businesses meet their commitments too and offer our support in any way we can.”

Oli Cook, CEO & Co-Founder, Ekko

“Small businesses with robust climate action plans are helping create a better future. By committing to halve emissions by 2030, SMEs position themselves to become the next industry leaders and usher in the next wave of innovation and growth.”

María Mendiluce, CEO, We Mean Business Coalition

“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

“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

“We’re committing to net zero by 2030 and have already taken action – our packaging has always been recyclable and compostable and as we’ve grown we’ve put more initiatives in place, for example a recycling system which saves thousands of litres of water every time we distil. Any small thing you can do can help, not printing paper when you don’t need to, turning the lights off, it’s all going to help the planet and help us to reach our goals.”

Zoe and Andrew Arnold-Bennett, Founders of Shed 1 Distillery

“This is a crucial time in our global fight against climate change and we encourage all business owners to factor sustainability into their choices. A great place to start is packaging. Reduce the need for new materials and switch to reusable, recyclable or compostable options and look at offsetting your shipping. We hope to pave the way for more emerging conscious brands and inspire others to think in a more sustainable way.”

Natalie Glaze and Zanna Van Dijk, Co-founders of Stay Wild

“At Healthy Nibbles we are committed to continuous improvement with sustainability being a key part of what we do. We are proud of our achievements as a small business. However, we are equally aware that it is only through collaboration, improvements at scale and encouraging others to join the net zero journey that true difference will be made.”

Sarah Roberts, Founder and CEO of Healthy Nibbles

“We believe in progression and ensuring that we are doing everything we can to meet the highest standards possible. We hope to inspire and drive change through example. Never see environmental initiatives as a burden and instead see how they can benefit company morale. Even a small switch is a win for your conscience and the planet.”

Susie Ma, Founder and CEO of Tropic Skincare

Start taking action!

The 1.5°C Supply Chain Leaders endorse the 1.5°C Business Playbook, which is a first guide on how to set strategy, targets and take action, aligned with the latest science.