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 supply chain 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 action and collaboration, while looking to inspire others to do the same. The 1.5°C Supply Chain Leaders is an Exponential Roadmap Initiative project. 

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.

“To tackle the climate challenge, it is not enough for us to collaborate with the big global suppliers. We need to engage also with the smaller, more local and often non-listed companies, to get them to commit to halving their emissions by 2030. The SME Climate Hub will provide the needed simplified tools and practices to enable these smaller companies to prove their commitment to the 1.5 degree pathway. That’s how we go exponential!”

Mikko Kuusisto, Senior Director, Telia Strategic Sourcing

“We have committed to work with our suppliers to be aligned with the 1.5°C ambition, meaning halving emissions every 10 year. We recognize the challenge this poses to our suppliers, and we see the Race to Zero “SME Climate Hub” as a great initiative to collectively support many companies to start their climate action. We need collaboration and as such join us in this race to zero.”

Moti Gyamlani, Head of Group Sourcing, Ericsson

“Every business in our supply chain has the potential to be a climate leader. That’s why in June we launched our new climate strategy with a commitment to prioritise partnerships with suppliers who have set their own science-based targets. Today’s launch of the 1.5° Supply Chain Leaders initiative brings additional scale and synergy to the work that many companies are doing to support value chain partners to accelerate their decarbonisation journey. Through this spirit of collaboration and ambition, we increase our chances of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5° above preindustrial levels and preventing the worst effects of climate change. This is an urgent and important initiative.”

Marc Engel, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Unilever

“We are very excited to kick-off the 1.5°C Supply Chain Leaders together with five front runners in climate action- Ericsson, IKEA, Telia, BT Group and Unilever. Working together with suppliers is an absolute necessity for large corporations with net-zero ambitions. As 1.5°C Supply Chain Leaders we look to develop concrete tools, help remove blockers and provide the resources required to support suppliers, working together to achieve our common targets.”

Johan Falk, Co-founder and Head of Exponential Roadmap Initiative

“IKEA is committed to working closely together with our supply chain partners to reduce absolute greenhouse gas emissions from production by 80% by 2030. We are proud to be a 1.5°C Supply Chain Leader and to contribute to facilitating the climate journey for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). We will not be able to limit climate change by working alone. Only by working together will we show that it is possible.”

Henrik Elm, Global Supply Manager, IKEA

“At BT, over two-thirds of our end-to-end carbon emissions come from our supply chain. To help us become a net-zero emissions business by 2045, we’re asking our suppliers to commit to climate action and we’re working with them to substantially reduce their carbon emissions by 2030. By working together, we’ll be able to curb emissions and help pave the way for others to follow”

Andy Wales, Chief Digital Impact & Sustainability Officer, BT Group

Our commitment to act

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Press announcement

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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.