IT services and consultancy firm Capgemini has set a science-based target to slash its carbon emissions by 20% per employee by 2020.
The firm, which claims to be the first business of its kind to take this step in the UK, also said it will reduce its emissions by 40% by 2030.
Its goals have been approved by the Science Based Targets Initiative, which supports companies in setting emission reduction targets in line keeping global warming below 2°C.
Around 200 firms have joined the initiative so far including Coca Cola, Walmart and Procter & Gamble.
James Robey, Global Head of Corporate Sustainability at Capgemini said: “As soon as we signed the business proposals on climate change for COP21 in November 2015, we’ve worked hard to create a bold strategy to meet our commitments.
“In just over a year we have firmly positioned ourselves at the forefront of our industry by announcing new and ambitious UK targets using a scientific methodology in line with COP21 to drive our reduction programme.”