Forest and garden firm gets green

A forest and garden tools company has had its emissions targets officially approved. Husqvarna Group, a manufacturer of equipment such as chainsaws, lawnmowers and trimmers, is the first company of its kind to have its reduction goals certified by […]

By Jonny Bairstow

A forest and garden tools company has had its emissions targets officially approved.

Husqvarna Group, a manufacturer of equipment such as chainsaws, lawnmowers and trimmers, is the first company of its kind to have its reduction goals certified by the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTI).

The initiative is a collaboration between the WWF, UN Global Compact, CDP and the World Resources Institute (WRI). It aims to help companies set ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets in line with the Paris Agreement’s goal to limit global warming to well under 2°C.

With its help, Husqvarna Group has committed to reduce emissions by 10% across its value chain by 2020 and to slash total greenhouse gas emissions by 33% by 2035.

It plans to achieve this by changing many of its products from petrol to battery power, improving mechanical efficiency and cutting down on transport by optimising packaging and setting up factories close to distribution centres.

The firm will also use power from renewable sources as well as its own solar energy, source materials from greener suppliers and employ lean manufacturing processes to cut down on waste.

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