Oct. 25, 2021 – Henry Schein, Inc. (Melville, NY) announced it has signed the Business Ambition for 1.5⁰C Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), committing to set a long-term, science-based emissions reduction target in order to reach net-zero global emissions by 2050.
The Business Ambition for 1.5°C campaign encourages companies to set robust emissions reduction targets at the pace and scale required by climate science. The campaign provides a coordinated net-zero pathway for corporate climate leaders and has been endorsed by an unprecedented global coalition of UN agencies, business groups, and industry leaders.
“Climate change is the most critical sustainability issue of our time,” said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein, Inc. “By signing the Business Ambition for 1.5⁰C initiative, Henry Schein is joining corporate leaders worldwide in strengthening and sharpening our approach to measuring, monitoring, and reporting on carbon emissions and other environmental impacts. To date, we are focusing on baselining our distribution and transportation metrics in key markets in North America, Europe, and Australia, the results of which will form the basis for setting our science-based targets in the future, as defined by the SBTi.”