Climate target setting

The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) is a partnership between CDP, UN Global Compact, WWF and the World Resources Institute. The partnership drives ambitious climate action in the private sector by enabling organisations to set science-based emission reduction targets. Organisations can apply at SBTi for their climate targets to be validated and approved. ‎All companies taking action, including our parent company Ahold Delhaize, are stated on the science-based targets website. We encourage you to commit by 2025.

Signing the SBTi commitment letter 

The SBTi commitment process can be started by registering here. Please note that small and medium sized companies may use SBTi’s streamlined route, available here. 

Next steps after SBTi commitment 

After signing and submitting the commitment letter, you will have 24 months to calculate your organisational carbon footprint (Scope 1-2 and Scope 3) and to develop and submit climate targets in line with the 1.5°C global warming scenario. Next steps:  

  1. Develop your target in line with SBTi’s science-based criteria 
  2. Submit your target for validation 
  3. Announce your target and inform stakeholders 
  4. Disclose your emissions annually and monitor progress 

Guidance documents 

For companies with a significant share of revenue from Forestry, Land-use and Agriculture (FLAG), the SBTi has created a sector-specific guidance (FLAG guidance), available here. 

For guidance or questions related to the SBTi process, we refer to the Science Based Targets initiative website. 

For guidance around carbon footprint calculations, we refer to our Carbon Footprinting section.  

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