Evotec commits itself to climate action and as it is embedded in our corporate DNA, we strive for excellence. This is why we are signatory of the most ambitious action related to climate mitigation, the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). This implies to set carbon reduction targets aligned with the goals of the Paris Agreement: to limit global warming to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and pursue efforts to limit warming to 1.5°C.
We are one of about 1,700 companies (10/09/2021) taking action currently and as one of about 400 that are committed to the 1.5° target and determined to become net carbon neutral by 2050 at the latest. To find out more about the initiative, visit their website.
The starting point is a comprehensive analysis of our corporate carbon footprint. As we are currently in the midst of collecting data, we will not present individual KPIs in granular form here. In our first calculation approach as of 2019 and 2020, we assessed a Carbon Footprint of ~ 33,000 tonnes CO2e in Scope 1 and 2. We are reviewing these calculations and expanding them in particular to include the survey of our indirect Scope 3 emissions. After completion and publication of the Carbon Footprint, we will publish our Science Based Targets by the end of 2022 at the latest.