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Yes to science (the short version)

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Adapteo

 

To tackle climate change, everyone needs to pitch in. The industry has a huge responsibility here. Achieving zero CO2 emissions will be tough, but it’s 100% necessary. We all know this, don’t we?

In December 2023, Adapteo Group committed to the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi) to align with the Paris Agreement’s 1.5-degree target. These targets show businesses how much and how quickly they need to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to prevent the worst effects of climate change. We aim for net zero by 2040, with significant cuts by 2030.

Our masterplan

To meet the climate targets, we all need to shift from a “take-make-waste" system to a “reduce-reuse-recycle" model and move from fossil fuels to renewable energy. We’re constantly striving to improve on both fronts every day.

We’ve been tracking our carbon footprint since 2021, following the Greenhouse Gas Protocol. Now, we’re fine-tuning our estimates to meet SBT standards, working on measuring our entire footprint, and crafting a detailed reduction plan.

Current actions

When it comes to direct emissions and electricity (scopes 1 and 2), we have a plan! By 2024, all our electricity will be renewable. We aim to be fossil-free in operations and transport by 2030.

Our biggest challenge is the indirect emissions from our supply chain (scope 3), which made up 98% of our footprint in 2022. We need to cut these emissions (while also growing our business).

Enter: Our circular model!

Our circular model maximizes value with minimal resources. We design, rent, refurbish, and rent out modules, lowering climate impact and boosting circularity in construction. And yes, we nudge our customers to use renewable energy too.

A long lifecycle reduces carbon impact yearly, but we also need to focus on low-carbon materials, like renewable wood.

If we’re committed to making these changes to meet global climate goals? You bet.