The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) is a UN-backed collective dedicated to helping companies set emission reduction targets consistent with climate science and the Paris Agreement. The supplier of innovative and sustainable textile solutions Polartec has announced that its parent organization Milliken now holds approved science-based net-zero targets. SBTi verified Milliken’s short and long-term targets earlier in 2022. These targets apply to Milliken’s entire business portfolio, including the Polartec brand.
»Polartec’s commitment to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions aligns with our brand vision of sustainable science.«
Dan Patterson, Interim President & CFO, Polartec
Climate change is placing pressure on communities, on companies and on the planet. SBTi calculates that companies committed to cutting emissions in line with climate science now represent US$38 trillion — one-third — of the global economy. Milliken is one of the first 50 companies globally to achieve approved science-based net-zero targets and joins a group of more than 1,400 companies who have made net-zero commitments using the 2021 SBTi Corporate Net-Zero Standard. Milliken & Company, Spartanburg, is the first company to be approved in South Carolina, where its global headquarters is located.
Not all net-zero is the same, which is why Milliken and Polartec LLC, Spartanburg, SC/USA, commit to reaching real net-zero greenhouse gas emissions across the value chain by 2050 from a 2018 base year. By working with SBTi, the net-zero commitment, along with the approved near-term and long-term targets, has been fully vetted.
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