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The SBTi has validated our net-zero target

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We’re thrilled to announce that the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has validated our targets for achieving net zero by 2050. Westcon-Comstor is one of the first technology distributors to achieve this milestone. SBTi found our targets are robust and credible. 

The SBTi is a global body enabling businesses to set ambitious emission-reduction targets in line with the latest climate science. Businesses submit targets to the SBTi to verify that their emission-reduction goals are in line with the Science Based Targets initiative Net-Zero Standard to deliver reductions in line with the pace of change demanded by climate science.

We submitted our targets for validation in December 2022. Westcon-Comstor has secured SBTi validation of its commitment to:

  • Reach net zero* GHG emissions across Scope 1, 2 and 3 by 2050**
  • A 50% reduction in absolute Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2030**;
  • A 25% reduction in absolute Scope 3 emissions by 2030**; and
  • 80% of its suppliers*** having science-based emission reduction targets by 2025**.

“We’re extremely proud to achieve SBTi validation of our target of achieving net zero by 2050. This seal of approval from a respected global authority on climate science demonstrates that our emission-reduction targets are robust and credible. We fully recognise, however, that, in many ways, the hard work starts now. We are fully committed to making our vision of a net-zero future for our business a reality and rewarding the faith that the SBTi has placed in us by validating our targets.” 

— Mark McLardie
Head of ESG

“The longevity of our business relies on the planet’s sustainable future. With climate action becoming more urgent, we’re working tirelessly as a responsible business to find innovative, data-driven solutions to reduce our environmental footprint. This work will continue and indeed accelerate following SBTi validation of our targets, which represents a proud moment and important milestone for everyone at Westcon-Comstor.” 

— David Grant
CEO at Westcon-Comstor

*Net zero is defined as a 90% reduction in emissions and offsetting residual emissions (<%10)

**from a FY2022 base year

***by spending covering purchased goods and services.

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