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UPL joins science-based commitments to urge GHG reduction against Climate Change

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CEO Jai Shroff describes commitment as recognition of the need to “one of the most urgent challenges of our times” as part of UPL’s Reimagining Sustainability mission

24 February 2023, New Delhi: UPL Ltd. announces that its near-term company-wide emission reductions commitments in line with climate science have been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).

UPL Limited commits to reduce scope 1 and scope 2 GHG emissions 63.12 % per ton of agrochemical by FY 2034 from FY 2019 base year, equivalent to a 37.5 % absolute reduction. The company also commits to reduce scope 3 GHG emissions from purchased goods and services, fuel and energy-related activities, and upstream transportation & distribution 42% per ton of agrochemical within the same timeframe.

Jai Shroff, Global CEO, UPL Ltd., said: “Addressing climate change is one of the most urgent challenges of our times. At UPL, we’re Reimagining Sustainability by transforming agriculture into a climate positive industry and that includes our own company. With this commitment to reducing GHG emissions we recognize that importance of rapid, deep and effective emissions cuts to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C and we call on all our partners and stakeholders in the agriculture sector to join us in this commitment to climate science-based targetsto combat climate change.”

UPL will continue to advance measures to reduce the emissions profile of its manufacturing and supply chain through several initiatives including increased reliance on renewable energy and reduce water consumption and waste generation across its operations.

Also Read: Union Budget 2023: An Overview of the Focus on Agriculture

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