ISS’s near-term emissions reduction target validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi)

The validation underscores ISS’s commitment to combating climate change and aligns the company’s decarbonisation goals with the latest scientific advancements and the principles of the Paris Agreement. It is also a declaration that ISS supports the SBTi in its global mission to drive ambitious corporate decarbonisation. 

To bolster ISS’s climate impact, the organisation has set a near-term science-based emissions reduction target that focusses on specific decarbonisation objectives related to its supply chain and service delivery. This target directs ISS entities across the world to reduce carbon with 46,5% across Scopes 1 and 2 by 2030, aligned to the 1.5-degree pathway; and a 27,5% reduction for Scope 3 within the same timeframe. 

The specific carbon reduction goals target the percentage of emissions related to purchased goods and services, capital goods, business travel, employee commuting, and the use of sold products. 

Reach and footprint to make a significant impact

Kasper Fangel, CEO of ISS A/S, says: 


“With ISS’s extensive reach and significant global footprint, we recognise the urgency of playing an active role in reducing carbon emissions within our own enterprise, for our customers, and throughout our full supply chain.
This validation forms part of our overall Net Zero programme and marks a significant milestone. It affirms that our environmental sustainability efforts and goals around decarbonisation are aligned with best practices.
This is a clear indication that ISS is making, and will continue to make, a positive impact by delivering on our emissions reduction programme.”  


Concrete actions across operations

ISS is actively implementing a range of initiatives to achieve its near-term science-based emissions reduction target. These initiatives include the decarbonisation of its fleet, transitioning to renewable electricity, and ensuring that the company’s key suppliers also adopt ambitious science-based targets with robust transition plans. Furthermore, ISS is partnering with its customers to identify and act on opportunities to decarbonise their workplaces. In addition, ISS is set to roll out a new supply chain and procurement standard in early 2024. ISS is also developing action and campaign plans to promote greener employee commuting. 

By taking concrete actions across its operations, ISS is steadfast in its commitment to reducing and tracking its carbon footprint and measuring progress, demonstrating dedication to a sustainable future. 

The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) is a global body enabling businesses to set ambitious emissions reductions targets in line with the latest climate science. It is focussed on accelerating companies across the world to halve emissions before 2030 and achieve net-zero emissions before 2050. The initiative is a collaboration between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and one of the We Mean Business Coalition commitments.  

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About ISS

ISS is a leading workplace experience and facility management company. In partnership with customers, ISS drives the engagement and well-being of people, minimises the impact on the environment, and protects and maintains property. ISS brings all of this to life through a unique combination of data, insight and service excellence at offices, factories, airports, hospitals and other locations across the globe. ISS has more than 350,000 employees around the globe, who we call “placemakers”. In 2022, ISS Group’s global revenue amounted to DKK 76.5 billion. For more information on the ISS Group, visit www.issworld.com