Science-based targets in line with 1.5°C

Here's how we tackle greenhouse gas emissions in Ramboll's full value chain.

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Our SBTi-approved climate targets

Ramboll has set science-based targets to reduce the company s own emissions by 2030, in line with the Paris Agreement, and is committed to reaching net zero. These targets are approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), and are consistent with reductions required to keep global warming to 1.5°C.
With our science-based targets, we commit to:
  • : 46.2%
    Reducing absolute scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas* (GHG) emissions 46.2% by 2030 from a 2019 base year
  • : 27.5%
    Reducing absolute scope 3 GHG emissions from business travel 27.5% within the same timeframe
  • : 80%
    Ensuring 80% of our suppliers, as measured by emissions covering purchased goods and services, have science-based targets by 2025

We pursue net zero emissions

Ramboll is committed under the SBTi to reach net zero emissions in line with the 1.5°C pathway. We are identifying the year Ramboll will become science-based net zero, in line with SBTi guidelines. For our operations (scope 1 and 2), we aim to reach net zero in 2030. In pursuit of these targets, we are investing in our ability to collect accurate emissions data.
*Scope 1 emissions are direct greenhouse gas emissions that occur from sources that are controlled or owned by an organisation. Scope 2 emissions are indirect greenhouse gas emissions from purchase of electricity, steam, heat, or cooling. Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions arise from assets not owned or controlled by an organization, but that the organisation indirectly impacts in its value chain. Business travel also falls under scope 3 emissions.
The Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) is a collaboration between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). As of April 2022, 1,270 companies have SBTi-approved targets.

Key actions for climate impact

  • : 2021
    2021 is the first year we measure our carbon footprint according to the Greenhouse Gas Protocol and SBTi. In 2022, we will begin reporting our carbon emissions data through the Climate Disclosure Project (CDP).
  • : 62%
    In 2021, Rambolls total emissions were 16,170 tCO2e across scope 1, 2 and 3. This is a 62% reduction from 2019 and is mainly due to reduced business travel during the pandemic.
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    Our supply chain contributes to 55% of our overall carbon footprint (2019 baseline), with purchases of IT-related hardware being the biggest source of carbon emissions in the supply chain.
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    To reduce supply chain emissions, we are developing a Sustainable Procurement Policy, which will be launched in 2022, and will cover everything from IT equipment to flowerpots.
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    By partnering with our suppliers and encouraging them to set science-based targets, our goal is to reduce emissions throughout our supply chain.