Oakland International ambitious SBTi net-zero targets approved

Total supply chain solutions provider Oakland International is delighted to have received formal approval following submission of its greenhouse gas emission reduction target(s) to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) for Net-Zero Standard. The approval is based on a 2040 target for 90% reduction with an accelerated 2030 target of 42%

Oakland International Sustainability Manager Vera Bruntink explains: “In May 2021, Oakland International joined the Business Ambition for 1.5oC Campaign and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Race to Zero, in order to contribute as a business to achieve net-zero global emissions by 2050 and limit global warming to 1.5oC.

“Oakland set ambitious targets that have been verified by SBTi as being in line with the latest climate science requirements to combat climate change, and holding verified SBTi targets ensures Oakland’s targets are backed by science and ensures we are genuinely contributing to the race towards net-zero.

“Although SBTi’s net zero target is 2050 Oakland has targeted 2040 instead as they believe we cannot wait until the last possible moment to reduce emissions. The effects of climate change are happening already, so we need to make a change sooner rather than later and together with Oakland’s long history of working towards reducing emissions, having set targets delivers a clear roadmap and motivation to accelerate this journey.”

Oakland International is a leading D2C/B2C/B2B specialist in contract packing, storage, picking, food distribution and brand development support covering ambient, chilled, and frozen food, and services retail, convenience, discount, wholesale and food service markets in the UK and Ireland. They are also BRCGS AA accredited and have taken the first step to becoming B Corp certified alongside working towards becoming the first business within their sector to achieve net-zero.

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