McKesson receives approval of near-term climate change targets to improve sustainability 

January 24, 2023 – McKesson Corporation announced that the company has received approval by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) for its near-term climate change targets that contribute to reducing its Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. McKesson joins more than 2,000 companies committed to setting and achieving targets to reduce GHG emissions that are aligned to the goal of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C. 

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. 

With the SBTi approval, McKesson has committed to science-based targets that: 

  • Reduce direct GHG emissions 50 percent by FY2032 from a FY2020 base year 
  • Ensure 70 percent of McKesson suppliers, by spend covering purchased goods and services, will have their own SBTi-approved GHG reduction targets by FY2027 

“McKesson is proud to partner with the SBTi on this milestone of finalizing our near-term climate change targets,” said Brian Tyler, chief executive officer, McKesson. “Our SBTi targets serve as another example of our commitment to sustainability and our response to climate change. We look forward to leveraging the advancements in climate-related technologies that will address this challenge while also enhancing our business and helping to fulfill our company purpose of advancing health outcomes for all.” 

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