Norican journeys toward net-zero emissions

AFS Corporate Member Norican Group, home to DISA, ItalPresseGauss, StrikoWestofen and Wheelabrator, has signed its commitment letter to the Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTi). By signing up to emissions reduction and net zero journeys under the initiative, the company has committed to setting ambitious global targets for the emission of greenhouse gases.

Norican says its brands will develop both near-term emissions reduction and longer-term net zero targets with the help of SBTi guidance, with a view to officially submitting its science-based targets for SBTi approval and start tracking performance against them in 2023.

“Sustainable development is the existential challenge and opportunity of our time,” said Anders Wilhjelm, CEO of Norican Group. “Bold ambition and action are needed, and they are needed now. The industries we serve can contribute significantly to the global effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. At Norican, we have a long tradition of continuous improvement, which we will continue and further strengthen. Beyond this, we’re in a unique position to support and influence the industry through the use of our production technologies and innovations, and this we find truly exciting.

“The SBTi provides standards, guidance and resources to businesses like us, who want to take meaningful climate action, as well as holding us accountable against targets set. We hope many of our customers and suppliers will join us on this journey.”

Norican Group is now listed on the SBTi dashboard, where its targets will be published once confirmed: