Axis Communications commits to set science-based targets for reducing emissions

Press release
July 22, 2022 - Lund, Sweden
Axis Communications, a leader in network video, has committed to set company-wide emissions reduction targets in line with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), which aims to drive ambitious climate action across the private sector globally.

As part of the initiative, Axis has committed to set science-based emissions reduction targets in line with the level of decarbonization required to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement – to limit global warming to well-below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and pursue efforts to limit warming to 1.5°C.

Ray Mauritsson, Axis CEO, commented: “There can be no debate that urgent action is required to address climate change. As a signee of the UN Global Compact, our commitment to set science-based emissions reduction targets is a logical next step in our ongoing work to reduce the environmental impact of our business operations. We know that the targets we set will be ambitious and challenging - not only for us but for our supply chain - but we’re also clear that meeting this challenge is imperative for every business.”

There can be no debate that urgent action is required to address climate change

Carl Trotzig, Director, Quality & Environment at Axis, added: “Over the next year we’ll be looking to have a science-based emissions reduction target ratified by the SBTi which will cover not only our own business, but also our upstream and downstream value chain. This scope will mean that every aspect of our business – from the raw materials used in component manufacturing to the approach to recycling products at their end-of-life – will need to demonstrably contribute to the achievement of the emissions reduction target.”

The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) is a global body enabling businesses to set ambitious emissions reductions targets in line with the latest climate science. It is focused on accelerating companies and financial institutions across the world to halve emissions before 2030 and achieve net-zero emissions before 2050. The initiative is a collaboration between the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and one of the We Mean Business Coalition commitments.

Axis commitment to developing science-based emissions reduction targets reflects the organization’s ongoing initiatives to reduce its environmental impact. The company’s efforts support three pillars: beating climate change, protecting natural resources, and protecting ecosystems.

 

 

About SBTi

The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) is a partnership between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The SBTi defines and promotes best practice in emissions reductions and net-zero targets in line with climate science. It provides technical assistance and expert resources to companies who set science-based targets and brings together a team of experts to provide companies with independent assessment and validation of targets. For more information, visit: www.sciencebasedtargets.org

Learn why a commitment to science-based targets is so important to Axis
Read interview with our CEO and Quality and Environment Director
Terri Miller, Axis Communications
For further information, please contact: Terri Miller, Marketing Coordinator, Axis Communications
Phone: +27 11 548 67 80

About Axis Communications

Axis enables a smarter and safer world by creating solutions for improving security and business performance. As a network technology company and industry leader, Axis offers solutions in video surveillance, access control, intercom, and audio systems. They are enhanced by intelligent analytics applications and supported by high-quality training. Axis has around 4,000 dedicated employees in over 50 countries and collaborates with technology and system integration partners worldwide to deliver customer solutions. Axis was founded in 1984, and the headquarters are in Lund, Sweden​. For more information about Axis, please visit our website www.axis.com.