Cardinal Health announced it has established a goal to reduce Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 50% by 2030.
“We deliver products and services to improve the lives of people every day and our approach to doing business must help protect our planet for future generations,” said Mike Kaufmann, CEO at Cardinal Health. “We’re operating sustainably and responsibly so we can care for our people and our planet – today, and tomorrow.”
Cardinal Health’s announced Scope 1 and 2 targets align with what the latest climate science deems necessary to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement – limiting global warming to well-below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and pursuing efforts to limit warming to 1.5°C. Further, the company is assessing its Scope 3 emissions and working towards validation of a comprehensive Scope 1, 2 and 3 science-based target by the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi).
“As a global company, we can help create a healthier, more sustainable world,” said Sarah Wills, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer at Cardinal Health. “I’m proud of the significant steps Cardinal Health is taking in setting and reporting on our enterprise GHG targets, as well as reducing our impact on the environment.”
FY21 Corporate Citizenship Report
This enterprise GHG announcement is associated with the release of Cardinal Health’s annual Corporate Citizenship Report today, which highlights certain of the company’s ESG priorities and ongoing focus on creating a diverse, inclusive workforce.
Additional FY21 environmental highlights include:
Representation goals for 2030
As previously announced, Cardinal Health has set goals of increasing leadership representation of women and racial and ethnic populations among its workforce by 2030:
Cardinal Health is continually refining its recruiting, development, succession planning and retention practices to ensure equitable access and opportunity.
About Cardinal Health
Cardinal Health is a distributor of pharmaceuticals, a global manufacturer and distributor of medical and laboratory products, and a provider of performance and data solutions for healthcare facilities. With 50 years in business, operations in more than 35 countries and approximately 44,000 employees globally, Cardinal Health is essential to care. Information about Cardinal Health is available at cardinalhealth.com.
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