Vaisala submits science-based emission reduction targets for validation

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Vaisala takes the next steps in its journey of increasing climate action and reducing emissions. This September, Vaisala has finalized its near-term science-based targets and submitted them for validation by the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi). The targets are expected to be approved by the SBTi by February 2024.

Vaisala’s emission reduction targets until 2030 are:


  • Scope 1 (Vehicle fleet, gas heating, refrigerants): Vaisala commits to reduce absolute Scope 1 GHG emissions 42% by 2030 from a 2021 base year.
  • Scope 2 (Purchased energy): Vaisala commits to continue annually sourcing 100% renewable electricity through 2030.
  • Scope 3 (Use of sold products, purchased goods and services, logistics, business travel, commuting): Vaisala commits to reduce Scope 3 GHG emissions from the use of sold products, purchased goods and services, upstream transportation and distribution, business travel and employee commuting 52% per MEUR value added by 2030 from a 2021 base year.

“Scope 3 emissions represent over 99% of Vaisala’s total emissions, and there, especially use of sold products, purchased goods and services, and logistics play the biggest roles. Reducing these emissions is an important and exciting journey that involves actions from several functions across Vaisala as well as collaboration with our suppliers and customers,” says Marjo Hietapuro, Vaisala’s Sustainability Manager.

What is the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi)?

The SBTi is a partnership between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI), and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). It provides companies with a clearly-defined path to reduce emissions in line with the Paris Agreement goals – limiting global warming to well-below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and pursuing efforts to limit warming to 1.5°C.


Read more about our journey of setting the science-based target: Vaisala increases climate action by committing to set science-based target