How we use science-based targets to stay carbon neutral

Apr 22, 2021
Approved by the Science Based Targets initiative, our emissions reduction targets align with Paris Agreement goals

We've been carbon neutral since 2006—the first professional services firm to do so—by reducing our emissions and investing in high-quality carbon offsets. And now we're rolling out new science-based greenhouse gas emission targets that demonstrate a higher climate ambition.  

"We've set ambitious science-based carbon-reduction targets, an approach to a zero-carbon economy that boosts innovation and drives sustainable growth." — John Wasson, ICF president and CEO

Approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi)a collaboration between global disclosure organization CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, the World Resources Institute, and the World Wide Fund for Nature (World Wildlife Fund)our science-based targets are consistent with the reductions required to keep warming to well below 2°C.

We're committing to:

  • Reduce absolute scope 1 (direct) and scope 2 (electricity) greenhouse gas emissions 22.5% by 2025 from a 2018 base year
  • Reduce scope 3 (business travel and commutes) greenhouse gas emissions 30% per benefits-eligible employee by 2025 from a 2018 base year
  • Continue annually sourcing 100% renewable electricity through 2025

As we deepen our commitment to environmental stewardship, we're among these companies using science to drive toward a zero-carbon economy.

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