SSP’s net zero targets approved

SSP Group’s net zero targets have been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). SBTi-approved targets are those that meet the Science Based Targets initiative Net-Zero Standard, which ensures that the targets are credible, transparent and consistent.

Importantly, the travel specialist’s targets cover emissions across its entire value chain, including the supply chain, brand partners and client sites. The caterer first set out its net zero ambition in December 2021.

SSP’s SBTi-approved targets include near-term targets to reduce absolute Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 60% by 2032, from a 2019 base year, and absolute Scope 3 GHG emissions from purchased goods and services and capital goods by 35% within the same time frame. Its long-term targets include the reduction of absolute Scopes 1, 2 and 3 GHG emissions by 90% by 2040.

The company has already made tangible progress in delivering Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions reductions. By the end of 2022, it had already achieved a 36% reduction in both.

Patrick Coveney, chief executive officer of SSP Group, said: “At SSP, we are passionate about building a more sustainable food and travel system for the future. Climate change is a global issue that requires collaborative action across the entire food and travel sectors, and we believe that we have both the ability and the responsibility to take a leading role in that mission.”

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