May 7, 2021 – McKesson Corporation has signed a commitment letter to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), joining over 1,300 companies to commit to setting ambitious targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The SBTi, a collaboration between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute, and the World Wide Fund for Nature, drives climate action in the private sector by encouraging companies to set science-based targets that aim to limit global warming to 1.5°C. By developing targets using climate science and the SBTi’s methodologies, McKesson will promote best practice in emissions reductions and demonstrate its commitment to bold climate action.
“As a global leader in healthcare, we recognize our responsibility to protect our planet and drive change in climate action,” said Dr. Kelvin Baggett, chief impact officer, McKesson. “We’re committed to being an impact-driven company and are dedicated to setting targets that reduce our own climate impact, improving the health and well-being of the patients and communities we serve.”
McKesson’s commitment to SBTi is its latest example of driving social and environmental action to protect our planet for generations to come, and to deliver both business and societal value. Earlier this year, McKesson shared its position on climate change and in 2020, joined the United Nations Global Compact.