Our climate action is driven by our historic values and recognition of a responsibility to lighten our environmental footprint. Since 2015 we have measured and offset all direct emissions (scope 1 & scope 2) and indirect emissions (material scope 3) across our global operations. Our climate action continues to evolve, focusing on strengthening reduction measures and lightening impact across our operations.
To reduce emissions associated with the operation of our global spaces and to demand a future free from fossil fuels, we are actively working towards all spaces operating on renewable energy by no later than 2023. Further, we encourage active transport and a climate-friendly lifestyle. Initiatives such as superannuation divestment, composting and landfill diversion have been implemented in our business spaces. In 2019 we introduced recycled PET (rPET) into our packaging range, helping to create value for kerbside recycling and reduce emissions associated with virgin PET plastic production. Our light-weighting of this material also assists in reducing emissions associated with freight.
Aesop is a signatory to the ‘Business Ambition for 1.5°C: Our Only Future’ pledge, agreeing to set a science-based global greenhouse-gas reduction target in order to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. As part of Natura &Co, Aesop is working to set a Science Based Reduction target validated by SBTi by the end of 2021
Under Natura &Co’s Commitment to Life Vision Aesop is committed to reaching net zero emissions across our value chain by no later than 2030. As part of Natura &Co Aesop is a signatory to the Transform to Net Zero Initiative.