thyssenkrupp Elevator releases long-term carbon targets08 June 2020

thyssenkrupp Elevator has released its long-term carbon targets as it continues its mission to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) moving forward.

The company is targeting a carbon footprint reduction of 25% by 2030, and by 2040, the company is aiming to reduce its GHG emissions by 50%, based on its current carbon-footprint for ‘Scope 1 and 2 emissions’.

These targets are said to be in line with science criteria that enforces the commitments to the Paris Climate Agreement to capping climate change to 2 degrees Celsius.

"Our climate targets are ambitious - but in view of the tasks and challenges facing us in terms of climate protection, they are not exaggerated. We see a clear responsibility on the part of the companies and are determined to make our contribution - and it should be sustainable in the long term," says Peter Walker, CEO of thyssenkrupp Elevator.

More than half of thyssenkrupp Elevator’s carbon emissions are related to its vehicle fleet. Reductions of emissions over the next 10-20 years will be highly focused on the fleet, including initiatives for optimisation and route efficiency planning. The use of hybrid and electric vehicles will be also extended within the fleet.

The carbon targets initiative will also focus on improving technician driving efficiency via the VIEW platform, which will aim to help reduce unnecessary mileage on vehicles and callbacks with fewer parts runs required. Technicians will eventually utilise MAX, thyssenkrupp Elevator’s real-time, predictive maintenance system, to determine which part(s) they need to bring to the jobsite without having to make a diagnostic trip.

“thyssenkrupp Elevator’s long-standing commitment to sustainability starts at our own operations with these ambitious carbon targets. Our reduction of carbon emissions throughout our full operations will not only help our bottom line, but will also allow us to provide the best answer to our customers while acting in an environmentally responsible way in all phases of our business,” adds Paula Casares, head of Sustainability at thyssenkrupp Elevator.

thyssenkrupp Elevator has worked towards reducing its energy consumption over the last five years, both in the fleet and factories.

Adam Offord

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