ERA is continuing to make significant progress in achieving its sustainability ambitions following the approval of its parent company, Tyman’s, near-term science-based reduction targets by the Science Based Targets Initiative.
The Science Based Targets Initiative has validated the Group’s targets to reduce absolute scope 1 and scope 2 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions by 46.2% by 2030 from a 2019 base year and reduce absolute scope 3 GHG emissions from purchased goods and services by 27.5% within the same timeframe.
The approval follows two years of data gathering and modelling by the Group, in addition to deploying measures to reduce its carbon footprint and is a significant achievement for Tyman’s 2030 Sustainability Roadmap
One of the early priorities for the Group was to understand its carbon footprint across its entire value chain and commit to targets required by the latest climate science, by focusing on the most material sources of emissions.
As the Group’s consumption of electricity accounts for 70% of its scope 1 and scope 2 emissions, the initial focus has been centred upon procuring greener energy and installing solar technologies, such as those at ERA’s 135,000 sq. ft state-of-the-art headquarters in the West Midlands, whilst also reducing consumption at source.
To reduce scope 3 carbon emissions, the Group is continuing to focus on updating existing product designs in addition to focusing on new product innovation and selecting lower carbon materials. ERA is continuing to make significant investments in both its people and processes to achieve this, including the ongoing expansion of its engineering and product development departments.
Lara Coutinho, sustainability programme manager at ERA, said: “The validation of Tyman’s near-term Science Based Targets is a significant advancement in our sustainability journey as part of the Tyman 2030 Sustainability Roadmap.
“We are committed to further reducing our energy, water usage and waste, in addition to our carbon emissions, which we will achieve by continuing to work in partnership with our suppliers and customers so that we meet the requirements of the climate science by the end of 2030.”