As a company, we recognize our responsibility to mitigate climate change. With our focus on the sales, marketing and distribution of products, a significant part of our environmental impact results from warehousing, transport and logistics, and business-related travel. We are committed to conducting our business in an environmentally sustainable manner and we have reduced our emissions by optimizing transport and energy use over the past years.
Against the 2020 baseline, DKSH targets to reduce 65% of carbon emissions from our own direct operations by 2025. To achieve this, we will reduce emissions at source by further optimizing transport and energy use, as well as expanding our consumption of renewable energy. By 2030, DKSH aims to be climate neutral in our own operations.
A strong commitment to the local communities we operate in has also always been an integral part of our business. We supported over 75 social projects across our markets last year.