Nokian Tyres has had its emissions reduction targets approved by the Science Based Targets initiative.
The targets cover emissions from Nokian’s operations, and make it the first tire company to receive this approval.
Commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 cover scope 1 for direct emissions and scope 2 for indirect emissions from purchased energy.
By 2030, Nokian is committed to reducing scope 1 and 2 emissions by 40% per ton using 2015 as a base year.
It aims to reduce Scope 3 emissions from purchased goods and services by 25% per ton of tires from 2018 as a base year.
Scope 3 from upstream and downstream transportation and distribution will be reduced by 25% per ton from 2018, and for sold products by 25% by 2018 as well.
Hille Korhonen, president and CEO of Nokian Tyres, said, “We have already witnessed a practically snowless winter in southern Finland and are committed to doing our part in saving winters for future generations. During the last six years, we have already reduced our greenhouse gas emissions by 44%, and the work continues.”