Danfoss targets CO2 neutrality latest by 2030

Thursday, February 6, 2020
 Danfoss is now embarking on an ambitious journey to become CO2 neutral in all of the company’s global operations at the latest by 2030.
Kim Fausing, Danfoss CEO

Danfoss is now embarking on an ambitious journey to become CO2 neutral in all of the company’s global operations at the latest by 2030. Danfoss has for decades been a global provider of technology and solutions helping to save energy and reduce CO2 emissions all over the world.

The Danfoss Group has within recent years lowered its global energy intensity considerably. Now, additional activities are initiated to further reduce energy consumption and transition the remaining energy demand at all Danfoss operations towards renewable energy. Furthermore, Danfoss commits to change its company car fleet to become all electric latest by 2030. These initiatives are all steps towards being CO2 neutral in all of the company’s global operations at the latest by 2030. We will continuously update our plans to stay aligned with science.

To further emphasize Danfoss’ commitment to combat global heating Danfoss is joining the UN Global Compact’s campaign on “Business Ambition for 1.5°C - Our Only Future” and commits to setting science-based targets. Hereby Danfoss joins the global movement of leading companies aligning their businesses with the most ambitious aim of the Paris Agreement, to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

“Focusing on energy efficiency, sector coupling and electrification are the key steps to a sustainable future. This is the very core of our business and the solutions we provide to our customers. Decarbonizing our business, for example by using surplus energy from our process heat in production and datacenters, are natural steps. Driving electrification and integrate renewable energy is how we take climate action and reach our targets. We are well under way and we will continue to move forward to showcase that green growth is indeed possible,” says Kim Fausing, President & CEO of the Danfoss Group.

Danfoss targets CO2 neutrality latest by 2030

Danfoss is now working on detailed plans on how to reach the targets including how to balance potential CO2 impact, commercial terms and long-term factory footprint considerations. The overall approach is “energy efficiency first” that also supports a high share of renewables. Less green energy needed means that less investments are needed for grid extension, energy storage, back-up capacities and energy imports. Finally, electrification, powered by renewables, is an enabling tool that will allow Danfoss to decarbonize the business.

“Sustainability is good business for our customers, for the planet and people. As a leading business, we prove that it is possible to deliver on ambitious climate targets – both by decarbonizing our own business and by providing the solutions needed to decouple economic growth from energy consumption, reducing the energy needed in the first place,” says Kim Fausing, Danfoss CEO.

In 2016, Danfoss joined the EP100 initiative that targets to double the company’s energy productivity before 2030 from 2007 levels, and today Danfoss has already improved its energy productivity by 80%. Now, additional activities are initiated to further reduce the consumption of energy and ensure that all Danfoss operation transition towards renewable energy. In December 2019, Danfoss signed up for both the RE100 and EV100 initiatives. Furthermore, Danfoss wants to transform its own company car fleet to be electric when infrastructure becomes available and latest by 2030.

In 2019, Danfoss was the first global technology company to join all three business action initiatives under The Climate Group, and this commitment will further ensure a systematic follow-up on the company’s climate targets on energy productivity, renewable electricity and electric vehicles.

Helen Clarkson, CEO, The Climate Group, said: “Global companies have an important role to play in accelerating the energy transition. By joining EP100 and putting smart energy use at the heart of its business strategy, Danfoss is already leading by example. We are excited that Danfoss is now also joining EV100 and RE100, making them one of the hopefully many more companies to make all three commitments, demonstrating that smarter energy and transport go hand in hand”.

About the Climate Group initiatives: 

RE100 is a global corporate leadership initiative bringing together influential businesses committed to 100% renewable electricity. Led by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project), RE100’s purpose is to accelerate change towards zero carbon grids, at global scale.

EP100 is a global initiative by The Climate Group’s in partnership with the Alliance to Save Energy. The initiative brings together a growing group of energy-smart companies committed to improving their energy productivity and doing more with less. Energy productivity is the ratio of economic output to energy consumption – so improving energy productivity means getting more economic output out of every unit of energy consumed.

EV100 is a global initiative bringing together companies committed to accelerating the transition to electric vehicles (EVs) and making electric transport the new normal by 2030. Electric transport offers a major solution in cutting millions of tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year, as well as curbing transport related air and noise pollution.

About the Business Ambition for 1.5°C pledge:

The “Business Ambition for 1.5°C — Our Only Future” is a joint initiative by United Nations Global Compact, the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and the We Mean Business coalition. By taking the 1.5°C pledge, organizations are formalizing their increased ambition and signaling their commitment to a zero emissions future to peers, investors, policy makers, customers, suppliers, civil society organizations, and other stakeholders.

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