As part of its recently joined Business Ambition for 1.5°C campaign, AVEVA, a global specialist in software, industrial, digital transformation and sustainability, with its regional headquarters in Dubai, announced that it has committed to setting a target of 1.5°C emission reduction in all three areas.
The announcement was made during a meeting held at the company’s offices in London, in the presence of the British Minister of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategies Kwasi Quarting, in a move that confirms Aveva’s commitment to long and short-term environmental targets, in line with the ambitious goals of the Paris Climate Agreement, and reflects a scientific approach to taking Measures taken with regard to climate.
On this occasion, Peter Herwick, CEO of Aviva, said: “As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, released last week, showed, opportunities to take action to protect the climate are rapidly diminishing.
That’s why we joined the Business Ambition for 1.5°C campaign out of our steadfast commitment to being involved in solving the climate crisis – whether through industrial software, which we create to support our customers in their digital journey, or in the day-to-day actions through which we operate. We believe that working with our customers, partners and other stakeholders such as the UK government will enable us to create an inclusive, zero-emissions economy, in line with the campaign’s ambitions.”
Minister for Business and Energy Kwasi Quarting said: “It is great to see leading companies like Aveva committed to tackling the impacts of climate change, joining the Race to Zero and the Business Ambition for 1.5°C campaign. Reducing our contribution to climate change by 2050 is an important goal for us as a country, and it will not be possible to achieve this goal without the active participation of companies, and I invite other companies to follow suit and join those efforts without delay.”
He added: “Advanced technologies play a critical role in reducing emissions, while boosting investments and creating new and environmentally friendly jobs. We are very pleased to see how AVEVA is supporting its clients around the world in transitioning to a new, environmentally friendly way of doing business and seizing the many opportunities that this entails.
The Business Ambition for 1.5°C campaign is a global coalition led by the Science Goals Initiative in partnership with the United Nations Global Compact and the We Mean Business Alliance. The campaign aims to avoid the worst effects of climate change and avoid unavoidable impacts on our societies, economies and nature by limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.
Reaching this goal requires halving greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, and reaching net zero emissions by 2050 around the world. More than 600 companies representing more than $13 trillion in capital globally have participated in the initiative to date, becoming the gold standard for corporate climate action.
It won’t be easy to achieve these goals, but we are confident that the smart combination of energy reduction measures in our offices, the use of renewable energy and working with suppliers and customers for the climate can significantly reduce emissions with the lowest carbon dependence,” Herwick said. The majority of our UK facilities run on clean energy.
Including those located in London, Cambridge, Chesterfield and Manchester, and we seek to increase our renewable energy business globally, and it is reported that the company’s facilities in the United States of America, specifically California, Lake Forest, San Leonardo and Carlsbad, have already moved to environmentally friendly energy.
In addition to changes that accelerate Aveva’s use of renewable energy, the company’s software solutions are allowing customers around the world to eliminate their carbon footprint and accelerate the transition to a zero-emissions economy. By enabling energy savings, monitoring and reducing emissions, enhancing material efficiency, reducing waste and optimizing the supply chain, AVEVA’s solutions support industries towards greater sustainability.
It should be noted that AVEVA contributes to several corporate sustainability initiatives, which bring companies together to help address climate challenges, including the BSR initiatives and the United Nations Global Compact. The company also recently joined the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA) and the United Nations Race to Zero campaign.
The latest Climate Commitment aligns with AVEVA’s goal of demonstrating the feasibility of a business model aligned with the campaign’s objectives ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in November, as governments and industry strengthen their contributions to the Paris Agreement and the fight against global warming. It also reflects the company’s collaborative culture and commitment to working with all stakeholders across the supply chain to help protect and preserve the planet for future generations.
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