Our Commitment

Our journey towards carbon neutrality

Our defined areas for improvements.

Relentlessly working on reducing our emissions

Our goal is clear: At Uponor, we comprehensively track and cut our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions  to achieve carbon neutral operations. As a milestone on the way there, we strive to reduce GHG emissions from our own operations by 70%, (Scope 1 and 2) and 20% from our supply chain (Scope 3) by 2027, compared to the baseline year 2019. With our actions and commitments, we not only want to indicate our ambition level, but also to encourage others to act.

We use Science Based Targets on our path to reduce carbon emissions

As advocates of the UN’s Global Compact Business Ambition’s commitment to limiting the global temperature rise to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, we use science-based emission reduction targets on our journey to net-zero emissions. In early 2021, we were the first company from our industry to receive a verified approval from the Science Based Targets initiative for our 1.5°C reduction targets.

Said targets are 46% on Scopes 1 and 2, and 14% on Scope 3 by 2030. Encouraged by our results over the past years, we have set even more ambitious targets, and we are in progress to get external validations also for these targets.

Reductions of GHG emissions that equal driving a new car over 80 million kilometers

Throughout 2021, we continued our mission to meet our ambitious targets and reduced our scope 1 and 2 CO2e emissions by almost 10,000 tons – or over 45% compared to the year before. The amount is comparable to driving a new (<2019) car in the EU for 80 million kilometers.

A fair part of the reductions originates to our commitment to use certified green electricity across our operations, but we have made significant progress on many areas to achieve where we are today.
Greenhouse gas emissions GHG

We have taken an active role on various areas to reduce our impact on the environment

What are greenhouse gas emissions scopes?

Greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide, methane and ozone, are typically categorized into three groups, so-called “scopes”.
 
  • Scope 1 covers a company’s direct emissions from owned or controlled sources (e.g.emissions from energy used in operational facilities)
  • Scope 2 includes indirect emissions from the generation of purchased electricity, steam, and consumed heating and cooling
  • Scope 3 covers all other indirect emissions that occur along a company’s value chain, like purchased goods and services, transportation and distribution, waste generated in operations, employee commuting, fuel and energy-related activities, or business travel
Emissions scopes model

How we lead the way to a more sustainable future

Our journey towards carbon neutrality

We track and systematically cut our greenhouse gas emissions along our value chain and have defined a clear path and milestones forward.

Sustainable development goals

We are committed to the UN's development goals and have identified four for a meaningful impact.

Sustainable solutions

We offer solutions that help our customers to reach their environmental targets.