Since 2015 - since the climate conference in Paris (COP 21) - awareness of the global temperature rise has come to the fore worldwide. The goal should be to limit the temperature increase to a maximum of two degrees Celsius, if possible even not to exceed the 1.5 degrees Celsius limit. At DMG MORI, sustainability and climate protection have long been top priorities; many of our processes already operate on a climate-neutral basis. By signing up, we are committing to minimizing our CO2 emissions as well. To achieve this goal by 2030, we want to halve emissions from vehicles on the one hand and expand our use of green electricity from 77 % to 100 % on the other hand.
The Science Based Targets initiative was launched in 2015 and targets companies in the private sector to help them minimize greenhouse gas emissions as efficiently as possible through science-based targets. In doing so, it is guided by the decision of the Paris Agreement and aims to achieve net-zero emissions by mid-century, as this is the only way to curb the dire consequences of climate change in a timely manner. Already 1,200 companies worldwide are part of the initiative and well on their way to meeting their emissions targets with the support of SBTi. 338 companies have managed - in the period from 2015 to 2019 - to reduce their CO2 emissions by a quarter.
We are confident that a completely carbon-neutral economy with net zero emissions is possible by 2050 if every company actively participates. That is why we are delighted to be committed to Science Based Targets and taking another big step towards sustainability and environmental protection."