The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has approved HERIGE Group's short-term greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets, which aligns with its 1.5°C standard and the Paris Agreement aimed at limiting global warming.
This approval underlines the priority given to CSR and environmental transition issues as part of the Group's development strategy. This makes HERIGE the first mid-tier company in its sector in France to be included in the “Construction Materials” category since the SBTi standard was introduced.
HERIGE is committed to reducing its absolute GHG emissions directly linked to energy consumption (Scopes 1 and 2) by 42% by 2030, compared to 2020. It will implement measures to cover 67% of indirect emissions from its value chain (Scope 3), by encouraging its goods and services suppliers to measure their own emissions and set targets to reduce them.
“We are proud to announce that our carbon trajectory has been approved by the international SBTi, in conjunction with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), which has actively supported us in this process. This attests to our commitment and the transformation of our organization to actively limit climate change. We are determined to reduce our GHG emissions and contribute to the transition to a low-carbon economy.” Benoît Hennaut, Chairman of the Executive Board of HERIGE
“Businesses play a key role in the environmental transition, to ensure compliance with the Paris Agreement. At WWF, we develop and provide practical, tailored and science-based methodologies for companies as part of the Science Based Targets initiative to help them transform their businesses. To fulfill its commitment to reducing its carbon footprint, HERIGE Group is adopting an ambitious approach to environmental progress.” Marie-Christine Korniloff, Director of Corporate Engagement, WWF France
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HERIGE Group focuses on three sectors of the building industry: Building Materials Trading, the Concrete Industry and Industrial Joinery. Originally based in the Vendée region, HERIGE currently employs around 3,000 people and has a strong presence in Western France.
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 The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) is a global body enabling companies to set ambitious emissions reductions targets in line with the latest climate science. It focuses on accelerating the efforts of companies across the world to halve their emissions by 2030 and achieve net-zero by 2050.
This initiative is the result of a collaboration between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). SBTi defines and promotes best practice in science-based target setting, provides resources and guidance to limit barriers to adopting these practices, and independently assesses and approves organizations' targets.