Westcon-Comstor has announced that its target of achieving net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050 has been formally validated by the internationally renowned Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).
The SBTi is a global body enabling businesses to set ambitious emission-reduction targets in line with the latest climate science. Businesses submit targets to the SBTi to verify that their emission-reduction goals are in line with the Science Based Targets initiative Net-Zero Standard and delivering reductions in line with the pace of change demanded by climate science.
Westcon-Comstor, which is also a signatory of the SBTi’s Business Ambition for 1.5°C campaign, becomes one of the first technology distributors to achieve formal SBTi validation of its net-zero target. The company submitted its targets for validation in December 2022.
Westcon-Comstor has secured SBTi validation of its commitment to:
- Reach net zero GHG emissions across Scope 1, 2 and 3 by 2050
- A 50% reduction in absolute Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2030;
- A 25% reduction in absolute Scope 3 emissions by 2030; and
- 80% of its suppliers having science-based emission reduction targets by 2025
“We’re extremely proud to achieve SBTi validation of our target of achieving net zero by 2050,” said Mark McLardie, Head of ESG at Westcon-Comstor. “This seal of approval from a respected global authority on climate science demonstrates that our emission-reduction targets are robust and credible. We fully recognise, however, that, in many ways the hard work starts now. We are fully committed to making our vision of a net-zero future for our business a reality and rewarding the faith that the SBTi has placed in us by validating our targets.”
“The longevity of our business relies on the planet’s sustainable future,” said David Grant, CEO at Westcon-Comstor. “With climate action becoming more urgent, we’re working tirelessly as a responsible business to find innovative, data-driven solutions to reduce our environmental footprint. This work will continue and indeed accelerate following SBTi validation of our targets, which represents a proud moment and important milestone for everyone at Westcon-Comstor.”