Construction materials giant Kingspan and agri-food multinational Cargill have both unveiled new science-based emissions targets at the UN’s COP25 summit in Madrid.
Pictured: Kingspan’s factory in Kankaanpaa, Finland, during construction.
Kingspan’s new climate programme, entitled ‘Planet Passionate’, builds on the company’s existing science-based target to cut emissions by 10% by 2025, against a 2017 baseline.
It commits Kingspan to achieve net-zero emissions in manufacturing by 2030, and to halve the CO2 intensity of primary suppliers by the same deadline. Kingspan claims these ambitions will help it to align with the Paris Agreement’s more ambitious trajectory by mid-century.
In order to spur progress on these targets, Kingspan is aiming to power 60% of its operations with renewable energy within the next decade. The