Science-Based Targets Initiative approves Fuller’s GHG reduction targets

27 October 2023

3Keel client, Fuller’s, has had its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets approved by the Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTi).

3Keel has been supporting the UK pubs and hotels company with its carbon reduction journey. This has included calculating Fuller’s base year GHG footprint across its property portfolio and operations, working to understand how to prioritise emissions reductions, and supporting the team with their SBTi submission and approval.

Fuller’s has committed to reduce absolute scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 42% by FY2030 from a FY2020 base year. The company has also committed to reduce absolute scope 3 GHG emissions 25% within the same timeframe.

Announcing the SBTi’s approval, Fuller’s shared an update on progress on its targets: 

  • In 2021, Fuller’s committed to source electricity from 100% renewable sources
  • In April 2022, Fuller’s announced it had already reduced electricity by 13% and gas by 14% vs the baseline year 
  • When The Admiralty in Trafalgar Square reopened in April 2023, it became Fuller’s first pub to be powered by 100% renewable electricity – eliminating the use of gas and reducing the site’s electricity demand by over 40%
  • Over the past two years, Fuller’s has increased recycling from 35% to 59% in its managed pubs and hotels and ensured zero waste is sent to landfill.

Oliver Rosevear, Fuller’s Sustainability Director, acknowledged the urgency for action highlighted in the latest climate science from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). “Described by the UN as ‘code red for humanity’, it shows it is still possible to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 °C, but we are dangerously close to that threshold. So, it is more important than ever to reduce our emissions and impact on the planet. Through the hard work of our team members and the support provided by SBTi, I feel confident that we will achieve our goals.”

Emma Eatough, Consultant at 3Keel, who is working with Fuller’s says that “it’s vital that companies take action to reduce their emissions in line with climate science, which is why setting targets in line with SBTi is so important. Fuller’s is taking a crucial step in its carbon reduction journey, and can now take action to reduce its emissions in line with these targets.”

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