Date published 30 July 2020

Marshalls is the first UK construction materials company to have approved science-based targets, and only one of 411* global companies to do so. Chris Harrop OBE, Marshalls’ Group Sustainability Director says: “As an industry leading UK company, we have a vital role to play in helping to decarbonise by taking responsibility for our emissions. Climate change is a very real threat and Marshalls is committed to being transparent and accountable when it comes to working towards achieving our science-based targets.”
 
We commit to reduce scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions 40% per tonne of production by 2030 from a 2018 base year. For scope 3, we also commit that 73% of our suppliers by emissions, covering purchased goods and services and upstream transport and distribution, will have science-based targets by 2024.
 
Science-based targets are emissions reduction goals in line with what the latest climate science says is needed to prevent the worst impacts of climate change. They show companies how much and how quickly they need to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions in order to be consistent with keeping warming well-below 2°C, and preferably 1.5°C, aligning with the Paris Agreement.

Read a blog post by Chris Harrop OBE for more insight into why Marshalls has set science-based targets and how we will look to achieve them.
 
The SBTi defines and promotes best practice in science-based target setting and independently assesses companies’ targets. For more information, go to www.sciencebasedtargets.org
 
* as at 21st July 2020