Prysmian Group: The Science Based Target İnitiative Approves The New Near-Term And Net-Zero GHG Emission Reduction Targets

On the occasion of its Sustainability Week 2023, Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, announced the approval by the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi) of its new and ambitious emission reduction targets. The new elements include a review of the near-term objectives and approval of the net-zero ones.

Near Term targets

Prysmian Group is committed to reducing total Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 47% by 2030 compared to the 2019 baseline.

The Company also intends to cut its Scope 3 GHG emissions by 28% by 2030, again compared to the 2019 baseline. The new targets are more challenging than the previous ones, which were a reduction of 46% (Scope 1&2) and 21% (Scope 3), demonstrating Prysmian’s constant commitment to mitigating climate change.

Net-zero targets

Prysmian Group is committed to achieving the net-zero target by reducing all the GHG emissions throughout the value chain by 2050, cutting Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 90% by 2035, compared to the 2019 baseline. In addition, the Group is committed to maintaining a total emissions reduction of at least 90% up to 2050.

The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) mobilises companies to set science-based targets and boost their competitive advantage in the transition to a zero-carbon economy. It is a collaboration between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI) and the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF). The initiative defines and promotes best practice in science-based target setting, offers resources and guidance to reduce barriers to adoption, and independently assesses and approves companies’ targets.

“For Prysmian, sustainability is a process that began years ago and was already formalised in 2021 with the definition of the Climate Change Ambition and our participation to the Science Based Target Initiative. Approval of the new targets not only drives us towards increasingly ambitious and rigorous goals but is also further confirmation of our firm commitment and the role we intend to play as technological enabler of the energy transition, supporting the entire sector and our supply chain with innovative products and services”, commented Maria Cristina Bifulco, Prysmian Group Chief Sustainability Officer and Group IR VP.

As part of the Sustainability Week, an event will be held today at Prysmian’s Milan HQ from 10am, during which the Company’s management will discuss the new ambitious emission reduction targets and present the new sustainability targets for the 2023-2025 three-year period. The event will be attended by numerous international guests.