Beiersdorf makes switch to green energy

The company has pledged to source all of its electricity from renewable sources by the end of the year

German personal care firm Beiersdorf has pledged to source all of its electricity from renewable energy sources by the end of 2019.

The move comes following the UN Climate Conference in Madrid, Spain, earlier this month, at which Beiersdorf signed the Business Ambition 1.5°C.

This is a call to businesses to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

“Climate change is one fo the greatest challenges of our time, and we as a company have a responsibility to counter global warming its consequences,” said Beiersdorf’s Chairman of the Executive Board, Stefan De Loecker.

“At Beiersdorf, we are pursuing a clear sustainability agenda which ensures our contribution to climate protection.”

Commenting on pledging to the initiative, De Loecker added: “This is our commitment to set ourselves even more ambitious targets in the future.”

Next year, the company has also outlined new targets to be acknowledged by the Science Based Targets initiative.

Meanwhile, as part of its 2025 commitment, Beiersdorf hopes to reduce its CO2 emissions per product by 70%.

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