Back in 2008 we already began to reduce our annual emissions in directly influenceable areas as part of our CO2 vision. For instance, we reduced our greenhouse gas emissions between 2008 and 2020 by 36% as part of the CO2 vision.
With our climate strategy, we as the Coop Group are addressing the topic in a comprehensive and systematic way. We are committed to scientifically based climate targets and have confirmed this commitment to effective climate protection by signing the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). Our target: to reduce direct CO2e emissions by a further 21% by 2026 in "Scope 1" and "Scope 2" – in accordance with the 1.5 degree target of the Paris Agreement. "Scope 1" comprises all greenhouse gas emissions caused by directly controlled sources owned by the company, such as trucks or heating. "Scope 2" comprises all indirect greenhouse gas emissions which are caused by the purchase of energy such as electricity or heat. Moreover we are about to tackle reducing emissions in our value chains, in "Scope 3". We calculate our entire footprint and derive specific emission reduction targets from it. In addition we work together with suppliers who are also committed to science-based climate targets. This is particularly relevant as in Scope 3 the main emissions component is in the upstream supply chains.