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Securitas’ climate targets validated by SBTi

With this validation, Securitas commits to a substantial reduction of its emissions, taking action and responsibility in limiting global warming to 1.5°C

13 December 2023 14:17

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Securitas, the security solutions partner with world-leading technology and expertise, proudly announces its groundbreaking achievement as the first global security solutions company to be validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). The company has undertaken a comprehensive approach, engaging its entire value chain, including clients and suppliers, in a collective effort to address climate change. Despite being a small emitter, Securitas recognizes the importance of taking full responsibility for its environmental impact.

"Actions speak louder than words”, says Magnus Ahlqvist, President and CEO of Securitas. "The Securitas way is not to be bystanders; we are taking our share of the responsibility. Our ambitious target reflects our commitment to creating a world that is both secure and sustainable. Security and sustainability walk hand-in-hand, and this validation by SBTi is a testament to our industry leadership."

Securitas commits to reduce absolute scope 1, 2, and 3 greenhouse gas emissions with by 42% by 2030 from a 2022 base year. This ambitious target aligns with the 1.5-degree goal set by the Paris Agreement and endorsed by the Science Based Target initiative.

“We are not just committed to protecting people, property and assets”, says Sune Chabert Larsen, Chief Ethics and Sustainability Officer. “We are equally dedicated to ensuring the future sustainability of our planet. With over a decade of consistently reporting emissions to CDP and being a proud signatory of the UN Global Compact in 2015, Securitas now solidifies its position as an industry leader prioritizing environmental responsibility.”

With its significant scale and capability in technology, Securitas has an important responsibility to drive more sustainable security solutions together with our technology providers, as well as internally. The company is actively involving all functions to create actionable roadmaps, fostering collaboration across the organization for a collective effort to support the crucial 1.5°C target, to help make the world a safer place.

"Securitas stands at the forefront of environmental responsibility. As the first global security solutions provider to be validated by the Science Based Targets initiative, we don't just safeguard today; we commit to a sustainable tomorrow. Our ambitious emissions reduction target is not just a pledge but a decisive action, echoing our belief that security and sustainability go hand-in-hand. Through collective efforts, we are not bystanders but leaders, creating a safer world while actively addressing climate change challenges. Our commitment is a testament to the belief that actions indeed speak louder than words," says David Cullen, PSOM, Sustainability Lead at Securitas Ireland.

About Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi):

The SBTi is a partnership between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute, and the World Wide Fund for Nature. Since 2015, over 4 000 companies have established climate targets based on scientific principles. Science based targets provide a framework for mitigating climate-related risks, fostering innovation, and ensuring regulatory compliance. Beyond fulfilling environmental stewardship, pursuing these targets drives efficiency, cost savings, and positions organizations as leaders in responsible business practices.

For more information:

Listen to “SBTi for sustainable businesses”, the latest episode of Securitas’ podcast Connecting the Dots

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