18.02.2020  |  Klima, miljø og energi

CSR-rapport: Carbon neutral to stop global warming at 1.5°C

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Renewable energy company Ørsted aims to be carbon neutral by 2025 and reach net-zero emissions across the entire carbon footprint by 2040. Learn more in the company's latest Sustainability Report.

Companies will have to cut emissions faster and further across their operations and supply chains if the world is to limit global warming to 1.5°C by reaching net-zero emissions in 2050. Ørsted, one of the world’s largest renewable energy companies and recently named the most sustainable company in the world, will be carbon neutral by 2025 and reach net-zero emissions across the company’s entire carbon footprint by 2040.

Read Ørsted's climate action plan - the steps it will take to achieve these targets - in its 2019 Sustainability Report: Carbon neutral to stop global warming at 1.5°C.

Sustainability highlights in 2019
The Ørsted vision is a world that runs entirely on green energy. The company develops, constructs and operates offshore and onshore wind farms, solar farms, energy storage facilities, and bioenergy plants, and provides energy products to its customers. Ørsted’s sustainability highlights in 2019 include:

  • Reduced carbon emissions by 86%, as compared with 2006
  • Generated 86% of its energy from renewable sources
  • The company’s green-energy solutions helped avoid 11.3 million tonnes of carbon emissions in 2019 by displacing fossil fuels with renewables in the energy mix
  • Awarded an A score for tackling climate change by CDP
  • Ranked #1 in Corporate Knights’ 2020 Global 100 index of most sustainable companies.

Read Ørsted’s 2019 Sustainability Report: Carbon neutral to stop global warming at 1.5°C to view all of Ørsted’s decarbonisation targets and sustainability initiatives.

Devapriyo Das, Senior Communications Advisor for Sustainability, +4599554614

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