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SBTi verifies Denmark-based Hummel’s GHG emission targets

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The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has verified Danish sportswear brand Hummel’s targets to reduce absolute scope 1 and scope 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 60 per cent by 2031 from a 2021 base year.

Additionally, the company has committed to reduce scope 3 GHG emission from purchased goods and services by 55 per cent per purchased item within the same timeframe. Hummel has further committed to 33 per cent of its suppliers having science-based targets by 2026, the company said in a press release.

Hummel has had its climate targets verified by SBTi.
The company aims to reduce absolute scope 1 and scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 60 per cent by 2031 from a 2021 base year.
The Danish sportswear brand intends to have 33 per cent of its suppliers set science-based targets by 2026 and will continue to increase its share of recycled materials.

The science-based targets provide a clearly defined pathway for Hummel to reduce its GHG emissions and ensure ongoing advancements in a positive direction. 

“We’re proud to have our climate targets validated by SBTi, and we are committed to working with our suppliers and partners to achieve them. The approval is an important step on our sustainability journey and underlines our commitment to creating a better future for ourselves, our customers, and our planet,” said Hummel CEO Allan Vad Nielsen.

The Danish sportwear brand now continues the work it initiated several years ago to reduce its CO2 emissions and achieve its newly validated climate targets by SBTi. This includes further increasing the share of organic and recycled materials, engaging with suppliers on reducing their CO2 emissions, investing in new technology, and nominating freight forwarders which are actively working to reduce their CO2 emissions linked to transportation. 

Hummel also intends to evaluate its advancement towards its short-term objective each year and aims to establish more ambitious targets in the future, said the release.

“As a global sportswear brand, we play a crucial role in fighting climate change, and we will continue to take action to reduce our environmental impact. Our approach is to track and reduce GHG emissions and progress towards our goals that have been validated by SBTi, which we believe is a prerequisite to continue creating real long-term value for our business, stakeholders, and society,” added Nielsen.

Internationally, more than 2,000 companies have had their targets validated by SBTi, and Hummel now joins a number of global mega brands such as Orsted, Vestas, Novo Nordisk, Lego, and Carlsberg.

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