Thermo Fisher commits to net-zero emissions by 2050

By The Science Advisory Board staff writers

Thermo Fisher Scientific said it is committed to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

This commitment supports the global goals of the Paris climate agreement and the United Nations' Race To Zero campaign and will further advance the company's current strategy to mitigate its impact on the environment, according to Thermo Fisher. The new pledge incorporates additional targets to reduce the company's value chain emissions, including a commitment to the most ambitious guidelines of the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).

Thermo Fisher previously announced carbon reduction efforts in 2019 that aimed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across its operations by 2030. These goals are also aligned with the SBTi criteria, according to the firm.

Image of plants in various sizes and types of beakers and test tubes
Thermo Fisher's carbon reduction efforts build on its 2030 targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across its operations. Its new pledge to reach carbon neutrality by 2050 incorporates additional targets to reduce its value chain emissions. Image courtesy of Thermo Fisher.

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