Science Based Targets initiative validates hummel’s climate targets

Today, the Danish sportswear brand hummel announces that the company’s climate targets have been validated by the Science Based Initiative (SBTi) – confirming its commitment to reducing its environmental footprint.

The SBTi has verified hummel’s targets to reduce absolute scope 1 and scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions 60% by 2031 from a 2021 base year. Additionally, the company has committed to reduce scope 3 GHG emission from purchased goods and services by 55% per purchased item within the same timeframe. Hummel has further committed to 33% of its suppliers having science-based targets by 2026.

The science-based targets provide a clearly defined pathway for hummel to reduce its GHG emissions and ensure ongoing advancements in a positive direction. 

“We’re proud to have our climate targets validated by SBTi, and we are committed to working with our suppliers and partners to achieve them. The approval is an important step on our sustainability journey and underlines our commitment to creating a better future for ourselves, our customers, and our planet,” says hummel CEO Allan Vad Nielsen.

Taking action

The Danish sportwear brand now continues the work they initiated several years ago to reduce its CO2 emissions and achieve its newly validated climate targets by SBTi.

This includes further increasing the share of organic and recycled materials, engaging with suppliers on reducing their CO2 emissions, investing in new technology, and nominating freight forwarders which are actively working to reduce their CO2 emissions linked to transportation. 

Additionally, hummel intends to evaluate its advancement towards its short-term objective each year and aims to establish more ambitious targets in the future.

“As a global sportswear brand, we play a crucial role in fighting climate change, and we will continue to take action to reduce our environmental impact. Our approach is to track and reduce GHG emissions and progress towards our goals that have been validated by SBTi, which we believe is a prerequisite to continue creating real long-term value for our business, stakeholders, and society,” hummel CEO Allan Vad Nielsen finishes.

Internationally, more than 2,000 companies have had their targets validated by SBTi, and hummel now joins a number of global mega brands such as Ørsted, Vestas, Novo Nordisk, LEGO and Carlsberg.