Genuit Group hits sustainability targets

Genuit Group – the parent company of Polypipe, Nuaire, Nu-Heat and Adey, has become the first building products manufacturer in the UK to meet the emissions reduction targets from the UN-backed Science Based Targets initiative.

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SBTi has confirmed that Genuit Group has successfully met the SBTi Criteria and Recommendations, Version 5. Genuit’s approved target commits to reducing absolute scope 1 and 2 Green House Gas emissions by 30% from a 2021 base year, aiming for completion by 2027.

The Science Based Targets initiative is a collaborative effort between the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), the World Resources Institute (WRI), and the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF). It provides a framework for companies to set science-based targets in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement. By aligning emissions reduction goals with scientific evidence, businesses around the globe can make significant contributions to limiting global warming to 1.5°C, avoiding the most catastrophic impacts of climate change.

In addition to emissions reduction, Genuit has committed to increasing its annual sourcing of renewable electricity from 94% in 2021 to 100% by 2027 through to 2030. This demonstrates our commitment to pursuing clean energy sources where possible, and our support for the global expansion of renewable energy.

Martin Gisbourne, Chief Strategy and Sustainability Officer for Genuit Group said: “Our efforts towards obtaining the Approved Science-Based Target certification highlights our commitment to responsible business practices. It is a huge step towards the dramatic reduction of our environmental impact.

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Genuit Group businesses include: Adey, Alderburgh, Domus Ventilation, Keytec Geomembranes, Manthorpe, Nu-Heat, Nuaire, Permavoid, Plura, Polypipe Building Products, Polypipe Building Services, Polypipe Civils and Green Urbanisation and Surestop.

About Fiona Russell-Horne

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