The program, which lasts six months, wants to make it easier for companies to cut global C02 emissions in half by 2030 and reach net zero in the year 2050, establishing, for this, objectives based on science and in alliance with Science Based Target (SBTi) and the World Resources Institute (WRI).
Members of the company’s environment and sustainability departments will participate in the different activities of the Climate Ambition Accelerator to learn about the best practices that allow Transfesa Logistics to achieve this new level of climate ambition.
Transfesa Logistics, as a member of the United Nations Global Compact Spain, joins the new Climate Ambition Accelerator program launched by this international organization.
The company is one of the four hundred and fifty partner entities that make up this first edition, which are from twenty-six local networks around the world, and in which the Spanish presence is the most numerous.
This initiative is one more step in the race towards a neutral future in emissions with a clear objective: to limit the increase in global temperature to 1.5ºC with respect to pre-industrial values. In this sense, the European Union has proposed to reduce its net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030 and achieve neutrality by 2050.
The Climate Ambition Accelerator program wants to involve the business community in this urgent fight against climate change and help them reduce global emissions by half by 2030 and reach net zero by 2050, setting targets based on science and in partnership with top international experts in this field.
During the six-month duration, the representatives of the participating companies will attend the various skill-building sessions and gain access to knowledge of best practices, in addition to taking advantage of peer-to-peer learning opportunities. In addition to this, they will participate in open discussions with top specialists and international events. Likewise, throughout the entire program, the Global Compact will be supported at a global level by partners such as Science Based Target and the World Resources Institute and, at the national level, by the Community for Climate and the Spanish Climate Change Office of the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, as expert entities in the matter.
Climate strategy, corporate priority
The Transfesa Logistics group, aware of this great challenge, has been working for some time on a climate strategy that allows it to adapt its business model to the new legislative framework, thus contributing to the transformation of the global economic model towards a more sustainable one and setting targets to reduce its carbon footprint on the path to climate neutrality.
To ensure that these goals are in line with the 1.5ºC limit established by the Paris Agreement, two members of the company’s environment and sustainability area, Isabel Núñez and Miguel Ángel Martín, will participate in the various activities in the Climate Ambition Accelerator´s agenda.
For Isabel Núñez, Manager of Environment and Sustainability, “joining this accelerator program represents a unique opportunity to collaborate in a common and priority challenge such as the protection of the Planet and the reduction of emissions associated with business activity. Being able to share experiences with international experts and learn first-hand about best practices will help reinforce the wide range of environmental initiatives that we have underway and reach net zero by 2050”.
Transfesa Logistics´adherence to programs such as those promoted by the United Nations Global Compact responds to its commitment to the 2030 agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals, in this case specifically SDG 13 “Action for climate”.