Mölnlycke’s science-based targets validated
The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has validated that the greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets submitted by Mölnlycke Health Care conform to the SBTi criteria and recommendations and are aligned with the 1.5°C trajectory. This is the next step towards Mölnlycke’s ambition to help decarbonise healthcare.
Today, Mölnlycke Health Care, a world leading MedTech company, announces that its near-term GHG emission reduction targets submitted to the SBTi have been validated and deemed to be compliant with all applicable requirements.
Specifically, Mölnlycke has committed to reduce absolute scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 50% by 2030, from a 2021 base year, to increase active annual sourcing of renewable electricity from 23% in 2021 to 100% by 2024, and to continue sourcing of 100% renewable electricity through 2030.
Furthermore, the company committed to reducing absolute scope 3 GHG emissions from purchased goods and services, fuel and energy related activities, upstream transportation and distribution and waste generated in operations by 20% by 2028, from a 2021 base year.
Finally, Mölnlycke committed that 63% of its suppliers by emissions covering purchased goods and services, capital goods, and upstream transportation and distribution, will have set science-based targets by 2028.
“SBTi validation is a key milestone in our long-term strategy to help decarbonise the healthcare sector” said Zlatko Rihter, Chief Executive Officer, Mölnlycke Health Care. “We are committed to reach Net Zero by 2050 at the latest, and are accelerating the process of minimising both the direct and indirect impact of our operations on the planet.”
Mölnlycke stands well poised for reaching the targets through a series of impact initiatives:
- For scope 1 and scope 2 targets concerning our own manufacturing facilities and headquarters, Mölnlycke’s implementation of a renewable electricity roadmap is well underway and will be achieved through a combination of virtual Power Purchase Agreements, renewable energy certificates (RECs) and investments in higher additionality energy sources, e.g. photovoltaic systems.
- For scope 3 and the supplier engagement target, Mölnlycke has already initiated activities under the Sustainable Procurement framework aimed at increasing collaboration with suppliers to bring innovation in raw materials and improved transportation routes that are needed to transition to a low-carbon economy. Mölnlycke are ensuring a defined set of suppliers commit to reducing emissions through the SBTi.
The official information on Mölnlycke’s commitment can be found here.
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The Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) is a global partnership made up of leading climate organisations, including the Carbon Disclosure Project, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The SBTi defines and promotes best practice in emissions reductions and Net-zero targets in line with science. It provides technical assistance and expert resources to companies that set science-based targets, to ensure their alignment with the Paris Agreement, to limit global warming to 1.5C.
Mölnlycke Health Care is a world-leading MedTech company that specialises in innovative solutions for wound care and surgical procedures. Mölnlycke products and solutions are used daily by hospitals, health care providers and patients in over 100 countries around the world. Founded in 1849, Mölnlycke is owned by Investor AB and headquartered in Sweden. www.molnlycke.com