The impact of climate change affects us all and urgent action is needed by everyone to cut emissions. Over the years, DKSH has put in place measures to reduce our emissions through efficiency measures and by purchasing renewable electricity. We have increased the use of solar panels on our premises; this helps add additional green electricity to the grid.
In 2021, we purchased renewable electricity through our local energy providers in the Philippines, Italy, and Switzerland. In other markets including Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, and Vietnam, we have begun to purchase International Renewable Energy Certificates as a credible claim for renewable energy use in compliance with the GHG Protocol Scope 2 Guidance.
We reduced our greenhouse gas emissions in our operations by almost 40 percent, achieving our target four years earlier than planned. So, we defined a new target aiming for a 65 percent reduction across Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions against our 2020 baseline by 2025.
At DKSH, our purpose is to enrich people’s lives. We do so by providing reliable access to high-quality and responsible products and services, creating sustainable value for our partners, and contributing to raising the quality of life in the communities we operate in by generating jobs, perspectives, and opportunities for people’s development and growth.