Vaisala ranks among the top 5 companies in the European "Climate Leaders" ranking carried out by the Financial Times.
The Financial Times has drawn up the list of "European Climate Leaders 2022". This ranking lists the most active European companies in the fight against global warming and which between 2015 and 2020 achieved the greatest reductions in their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Vaisala, a world leader in meteorological, environmental and industrial measurement, ranks 5th. In 2021, Vaisala was in 14th position.
While the latest IPCC report highlights the urgency of taking action to combat global warming and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the aim for the Financial Times is to welcome the successes and achievements made by companies in reducing their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and to encourage them to continue along this path.
" The fight against global warming is a major concern at Vaisala, and we are delighted to be included once in the Financial Times' Climate Leaders ranking. Last year we were in 14th position but this year we have the honor of being nominated in 5th place. This recognition is the culmination of our work and all the actions we are taking to reduce our carbon footprint," said Kai Öistämö, President and CEO of Vaisala. As the latest IPCC report points out, the fight against global warming is an even more urgent global challenge than we initially thought. This emergency situation also requires strong action on the part of the private sector, which must take over and be a major player in the ecological transition. »
Regarding the methodology of this ranking, the Financial Times focuses on the reduction of the company's greenhouse gas emissions related to the manufacture of the product (Scope 1) and related to the energy consumption necessary for the manufacture of the product (Scope 2) over a period of 5 years. Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions are not taken into account in this ranking.
" Since 2020, we at Vaisala have been using 100% renewable energy to power all of our facilities worldwide, which has allowed us to significantly reduce our carbon footprint. Now we want to focus our efforts on reducing Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions, " said Marjo Hietapuro, Head of Sustainability at Vaisala. We also want to reduce our environmental footprint. From now on, we will focus our efforts on reducing Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions, which are not taken into account in this ranking. Our goals are ambitious. »
In March 2022, Vaisala committed to reducing its Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions, in line with the Science-Based Targets (SBTi) initiative and to taking action to reduce its indirect greenhouse gas emissions.
"Beyond reducing our greenhouse gas emissions, the fight against global warming is a major concern at Vaisala and is an integral part of our strategy and offer. By reducing our environmental footprint, we want to have a positive action on that of our customers and thus support them in achieving their objectives. We believe that companies must now integrate these new challenges into their strategy and transform themselves accordingly to ensure their sustainability," summarizes Kai Öistämö.
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