Microsoft joins 1.5C Supply Chain Leaders group

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One of the most challenging aspects for large corporations with science-based emissions-reduction targets is to address the emissions in their global supply chains. The 1.5°C Supply Chain Leaders will work together with their suppliers and business partners to develop concrete resources and tools to support suppliers and the SME Climate Hub.

The 1.5°C Supply Chain Leaders is therefore pretty chuffed to welcome Microsoft to the fast-growing group of multinational corporations committed to driving climate action throughout global supply chains in line with latest science.

The initiative already consists of global giants such as Ericsson, IKEA, Telia, BT Group, Unilever, Nestlé, Telefónica and RagnSells – representing a combined turnover of €402 billion. The initiative aims to accelerate climate action and support suppliers worldwide, including small and medium-sized enterprises through the SME Climate Hub.

“We are thrilled to welcome Microsoft to the 1.5°C Supply Chain Leaders and to continue to
build this initiative, together with other front runners in climate action,” said Johan Falk, Head of Exponential Roadmap Initiative and lead author of the 1.5°C Business Playbook.
“To halve global greenhouse gas emissions before 2030 we need to accelerate next generation value chains. And that will require radical collaboration,”

“The scientific consensus is clear,” added Lucas Joppa, chief environmental officer, at Microsoft. “If we don’t curb emissions, and temperatures continue to climb, science tells us that the results will be catastrophic. We look forward to collaborating with other global corporate climate leaders and learning from each other to support our suppliers in taking climate action in line with science. Together we can move quicker.”

Microsoft has already announced ambitious goals towards becoming carbon negative, water
positive and zero waste by 2030. The 1.5°C Supply Chain Leaders group aims to create
collective action for supporting the decarbonisation of value chains and urging suppliers to
set climate targets in line with science.

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