Technology services provider DXC Technology announced today a new short-term sustainability target to cut its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 55% by 2025 against a 2019 baseline and unveiled plans to set other near-term emission reduction targets in line with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi)

Founded in 2015, SBTi was formed as a collaboration between CDP, World Resources Institute (WRI), the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), and the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), with the goal to establish science-based environmental target setting as a standard corporate practice.

In July last year, SBTi tightened its criteria for approved climate targets, announcing that it will soon only accept targets aligned with its 1.5°C warming ambition, as required to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.   

DXC’s global environmental sustainability targets include GHG emission reductions, energy consumption reduction, the use and purchase of renewable energies, water conservation, reduction of electronic waste in landfills, and the reduction of general waste. DXC that its overall sustainability targets also align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Chris Drumgoole, DXC’s Chief Operating Officer, said:

“DXC’s commitment to setting near-term emissions reduction targets and reducing greenhouse gas emissions is an investment in our future. This is also a key part of our journey as a virtual-first company, where we have equipped more than 99% of our employees to work virtually, securely, and flexibly from any location of their choosing, with the technology and tools to support their work.”