The UN Paris Agreement is an international agreement that aims to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. The agreement is an important milestone in the fight against climate change, and it has been signed by 195 countries.
How will VBG reduce greenhouse gas emissions?
VBG's sustainability work is in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement. We are committed to reducing our greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030.
3 areas that VBG focuses on to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Scope 1: Emissions from the company's own operations, such as from factories and warehouses.
Scope 2: Emissions from purchased energy, such as electricity and district heating.
Scope 3: Emissions from the company's supply chain, for example from raw materials and transport.
We have already made progress in reducing Scope 1 emissions. By replacing all diesel forklifts at the factory in Vänersborg with electric ones.
In the future, we plan to replace heating with gas at all our sites across Europe.
VBG's standard is to purchase green electricity for our operations. This means that we currently purchase electricity from producers who use renewable energy sources, such as solar, wind and water. Heating is provided by district heating, which is largely produced from renewable sources.
We have already installed solar panels at several of our facilities, and the installation of more is ongoing.
Scope 3 is the biggest challenge for us at VBG. More than 75% of the company's emissions come from the raw materials we use in our products. We strive to optimise material consumption and to choose suppliers who have high ambitions for their environmental work and can deliver with the best environmental performance. As part of this work, we have started a collaboration with SSAB for fossil-free steel.
Decisions for a sustainable future
Training on sustainability throughout the company is something that we attach great importance to. This is to equip and strengthen our employees, who will be able to take sustainability into account in their decisions. We have a shared responsibility to achieve the climate goals that have been set. Together, we look to the future with our sights set on a more sustainable future.
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