Univar Solutions Inc., a global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value-added services, announced today its pledge to join the ‘Business Ambition for 1.5°C’ campaign supported by the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), of which the company is a signatory member. Through its pledge to the campaign, the Company has set a target to achieve net carbon neutrality by 2050, in support of the campaign’s goal to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.
“Univar Solutions is ready, willing and able to support this important campaign through our approach to sustainability, which includes our carbon neutrality target and our commitment to the UNGC,” said David Jukes, president and chief executive officer. “This marks a significant milestone in our global journey to a more sustainable future for Univar Solutions and our stakeholders.”
The Company will measure its net carbon neutrality progress through the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi), ensuring credibility, transparency and cross-industry comparability.
“This pledge comes at a historically symbolic moment as we formalize our intentions at the same time as the United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties 25 delegation meet to set out plans for achieving the Paris Climate Change Agreement,” noted Liam McCarroll, global sustainability manager for Univar Solutions. “I look forward to working closely with our leadership and reporting our progress as we take this important next step.”