After 2 years of work with the Carbon Disclosure Project, we’ve had our carbon emissions target validated by the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi).
What is the SBTi?
The SBTi is a partnership. It is between the CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute and the World Wide Fund for Nature. Together they are working to drive ambitious climate action in the private sector by encouraging companies to set quantifiable carbon reduction targets. Targets that align with the Paris Climate Accord aim of restricting global temperature rises to 1.5 degrees.
Mantis World’s Target & Commitment
We have committed to reduce our scope 1 & 2 emissions by 50% by 2030. Furthermore to begin recording & reducing those for scope 3. “We’re delighted” said Prama Bhardwaj, Mantis World’s CEO & Founder, “our work in the adoption of regenerative and organic agriculture is well established. To have our carbon reduction target validated by SBTi – the leading and most robust framework for all industries – shows Mantis World’s determination and commitment to leading the fight against climate change. This is one of our biggest steps on the journey to sustainability. We hope it serves as an example for the industry to follow.”
We first introduced Organic Cotton into our collections back in 2005 and we have continued to lead the use of preferred fibres since then. We added recycled polyester in 2017, we completely eliminated conventional cotton from our supply chain in 2019 and we introduced In-Conversion to Organic cotton earlier this year.
The Challenge Ahead
Dr Luiz Fernando do Amaral, CEO of the SBTi, recently said: “The science is clear – we are already experiencing the impacts of climate change, and continuing on the current trajectory equals catastrophe….we must continue to drive the exponential growth of science-based targets and make them ‘business as usual’ for companies and financial institutions worldwide.”