German skincare group Beiersdorf, behind household-name manufacturers like Nivea and Elastoplast, introduced just lately that each one its operations could be powered by renewable electrical energy by the top of 2019.
“All Beiersdorf websites worldwide have switched to electrical energy from renewable sources as of 2019,” the corporate stated in a press release.
The transfer is a part of an effort to cut back its carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 70 % between 2014 and 2025, it added.
By the top of 2018, it reported emissions had been already down 59 %.
Beiersdorf, which boasted revenues of €7.2 billion (RM33.1 billion) in 2018, is among the 30 blue-chip companies listed on the DAX index.
It is usually amongst a whole bunch of firms worldwide which have signed as much as the so-called “Science Based mostly Targets” initiative.
The scheme, backed by the WWF and United Nations, helps firms set local weather safety targets according to the newest science and the internationally-agreed intention to restrict world warming to 2 levels Celsius.
On the latest UN Local weather Convention in Madrid, Beiersdorf was considered one of 177 firms that stated they might intention to reshape operations according to a extra stringent warming goal of 1.5 levels – considered one of solely 5 German companies to take action. — AFP Relaxnews