These leading companies have announced commitments to reduce emissions or waste in their operations as part of Race to Zero.
Anheuser Busch In-Bev has made the following Race to Zero commitments:
- Reduce carbon emissions by 25% across AB In-Bev’s value chain, in-line with science-based recommendations.
- By 2025, 100% of AB In-Bev’s purchased electricity will be from renewable sources.
Alibaba Cainiao has made the following Race to Zero commitments:
- Through its “Cainiao Go Green Campaign,” that brings together 32 logistics partners, reduce the overall carbon emission of the industry by 3,620,000 tons by 2020.
- Adopt environmentally friendly packaging for 50% of packages from Alibaba’s e-commerce platform.
- Implement feasible measurements in four directions in 2018, including green packaging, green delivery, green recycling, and green pick up station.
- Launch the first green logistics city in China, in partnership with the Xiamen government.
DHL-Sinotrans has made the following Race to Zero commitment:
By 2025, DHL-Sinotrans will increase emission efficiency by 36% in its China operations from a base year of 2013.
This is in line with Deutsche Post DHL Group’s global GoGreen Program, in which it committed to reduce its logistic-related emission to zero by 2050. It has set four interim goals for 2025:
- Increase carbon efficiency by 50% compared with the base year 2007.
- Operate 70% of the first and last mile services with clean pick-up and delivery solutions, e.g. by bicycle and electric vehicle.
- Incorporate Green solutions to more than 50% of the sales
- Train 80% of the employees to become certified GoGreen specialists and actively involve them in environmental and climate protection activities. This includes joining partners to plant one million trees every year.
Honeywell has made the following Race to Zero commitments:
- China-specific goal of a 10% improvement in GHG emissions per dollar of revenue from 2016 to 2022.
- Develop China-specific GHG reduction goals, and certify China plants to ISO 50001.
- Deploy its low-global-warming-potential-product (LGWP), Solstice®, for chillers, foam insulation, and propellants in China facilities that need and are suitable for LCWPs.
HP has made the following Race to Zero commitments:
- Increase use of renewable electricity in our global operations from 50% to 100%. HP met the interim goal of 40% by 2020 – achieving 50% in 2017 – and is currently developing a new interim goal in 2018.
- Reduce supply chain GHG emissions intensity by 10% by 2025, compared to 2015, focusing on China where HP has the largest manufacturing by spend. Intensity is calculated as the portion of first-tier production and product transportation suppliers’ reported GHG emissions attributable to HP divided by HP’s annual revenue.
- Require final assembly and key commodity suppliers in China to set GHG emission reduction goals; and incentivize suppliers to set science-based targets.
IBM has made the following Race to Zero commitments:
- Conserve energy across IBM managed locations in China equivalent to 3.5% of IBM's annual energy consumption in China.
- Reduce IBM's global greenhouse gas emissions 35% as of 2020 versus a baseline of 2005.
- Certify IBM China headquarters operations to the ISO 14001 international standard for Environmental Management Systems by 2018 (under IBM's global registration).
- Certify the top two electricity consuming locations that IBM manages in China as of 2017 to the ISO 50001 international standard for Energy Management Systems by 2020 (under IBM's global registration).
Kraft Heinz has made the following Race to Zero commitments:
- Aim to make 100% of its packaging globally recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025.
- Join the Science Based Targets initiative and, by 2020, announce a science-based emissions reduction target.
Lenovo has made the following Race to Zero commitment:
- Reduce our global Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 40%, compared to a 2009 baseline, by 2020.
- Increase our renewable energy portfolio by annually increasing the percentage of energy purchased from renewable generation sources globally, relative to the previous fiscal year.
- Drive reductions in our products' energy use by showing improvements in energy efficiency relative to the previous generation of the product.
- Set science-based emission reduction targets for Scope 1, 2, and 3 GHG emissions aligned with Science Based Targets Initiative’s criteria in next two years for our next generation’s emission reduction targets after 2020.
L'Oréal has made the following Race to Zero commitment:
- L’Oréal China to reach carbon neutrality on scope 1 and 2 by 2019. This covers administrative sites (7) and research centers (1) of more than 50 people, factories (2), distribution centers (1), and excludes shops.
- All L’Oréal operated sites worldwide to be Carbon Neutral by 2025
- By 2030, worldwide Science Based Targets commitment to reduce CO2 emissions by 25% in absolute terms, with a 2016 base-year.
Syngenta has made the following Race to Zero commitment:
To reduce carbon emissions at scale in China through soil conservation programs that enhance soil health, by China’s official standards, on 2 million hectares of farmland over the next 5 years, accounting for 2% of all farmland in China. Soil conservation techniques, including crop rotation, conservation tillage and permanent crop cover, help improve soil quality, which results in retaining carbon in the soil, enhanced water retention and soil fertility, and reduced erosion.
Taikang has made the following Race to Zero commitment:
- By the end of 2018, complete the construction of an energy management platform that will allow for comparative analysis of energy used in existing projects and may provide guidance on the incorporation of energy-saving considerations into new project design at early stages and renovation of existing projects.
- Increase energy efficiency by at least 5% by 2020.
- Develop all existing and future retirement communities, medical and business projects according to the national One Star Green Building standard, and have obtained Two Star Green Building, Three Star Green Building and US LEED gold certification (LEED-CS;LEED-CI;LEED-NC) for projects based on their actual functions.
- Apply the Two Star Green Building standard to the ongoing operations of its Beijing Yan Garden Retirement Community.
TCL has made a Race to Zero commitment to launch carbon audits for six major manufacturing subsidiaries in which TCL has controlling interests. The project aims to help TCL manage greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and establish a quantification and reporting mechanism for GHG emissions in compliance with ISO14064-1 or local carbon emission regulations. TCL will also commission third-party institutions to verify these subsidiaries’ GHG emissions reports, and will set emissions reduction targets based on the verification results by the beginning of 2019.
Trina Solar has made the following Race to Zero commitments:
- Establish and implement an internal carbon trading scheme. Each business unit will set up its annual integrated energy consumption target, which will be assessed for each business unit on a monthly basis. The business units that achieve their energy target will be awarded with carbon emission bonus, and those business units that don’t achieve their energy target will be assessed with carbon emission penalties.
- Establish and maintain Greenhouse Gas Quantification and Energy Management System (ISO14064, ISO14067 and ISO50001) to systematically manage our energy consumption and reduce carbon emissions by 2020.
Vanke has made the following Race to Zero commitments:
- Conduct an energy audit of 12 SCPG-owned commercial projects with construction area larger than 100,000 m2 that will open for business by January 1, 2018. Based on the audit result, Vanke will set energy saving measures by the end of 2018 and make detailed carbon reduction targets that are specific to each project.
- Reduce the energy budget of these 12 projects by 10% by 2020.
- Ensure that any of Vanke’s new projects’ planning, design and operation are consistent with the national green building evaluation standard star 1 and above.
- Set up energy management systems by the end of 2019 for the aforementioned 12 projects, use LED lighting products in underground garages and logistic corridors, and enhance equipment energy efficiency through efficient operation control system.
Hangzhou Wahaha Group has made the following Race to Zero commitments:
- By 2020, reduce the energy consumption per unit of product by at least 6% (based on 2017 as the base year) through product process optimization and energy-saving technological transformation.
- By 2030, reduce the energy consumption per unit of product by at least 15% (based on 2017 as the base year) through photovoltaic project construction, the use of new energy vehicles, reasonable scheduling to reduce the vehicle emissions, energy-saving technological transformation, etc.
Walmart has made the following Race to Zero commitments:
- Walmart China will reduce the carbon intensity (per revenue) of its own operations in China by an additional 25% by 2025, or 70% from a 2005 baseline.
- Through Project Gigaton, Walmart commits to reduce at least 50 million metric tons (MMT) of carbon emissions by 2030 in the value chain in China.
WPP has made the following Race to Zero commitments:
- Set a science-based carbon target covering Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions.
- Increase the proportion of electricity purchased from renewable sources to 50% by 2030.
- Conduct China-specific asset-level risk assessments of environmental and climate-related risk in 2019, and a climate change scenario analysis by 2020.