Sustainability commitment

Sustainability commitment

Reducing our climate footprint

After achieving climate neutrality in 2020, we are setting ourselves further ambitious goals and are aiming for net zero emissions by 2028. In order to ensure transparency around reduction targets, Roland Berger has committed to the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) . We have conducted a full accounting process in line with the GHG protocol to understand our carbon footprint. This was calculated in cooperation with South Pole – a leading project developer and provider of global climate action services . As a non-manufacturing company, so-called scope 3 emissions, such as travel, account for a large part of our footprint.

Net zero emissions by 2028

We will take a number of measures to reduce our CO2 footprint , including reviewing the existing company car policy, sourcing renewable energy, increasing the use of teleworking and reducing travel emissions. Any unavoidable carbon footprint will be offset via a certified portfolio of high-quality climate protection projects in the areas of reforestation, prevention of deforestation, energy efficiency and renewable energies. In addition, by continuously increasing our offsets, we will not only reach net zero emissions by 2028 but will also aim to remove more carbon from the atmosphere than our firm emits.

Our science-based emission targets

The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has classified our scope 1 (direct emissions) and scope 2 (indirect emission) target ambition and has determined that it is in line with what the latest climate science says is needed to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement - to limit global warming to well-below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and pursue efforts to limit warming to 1.5°C. We have committed to

  • Lower the absolute scope 1 and 2 Green House Gas emissions 60% by 2028 from a 2019 base year
  • Increase annual sourcing of renewable electricity from 24% in 2019 to 100% by 2028
  • Reduce scope 3 Green House Gas emissions from business travel by 40% per full-time equivalent by 2028 from a 2019 base year

"As a global consultancy, we are fully aware of the impact of our business on the climate. Not only do we want to lead by example in our industry, but we also want to demonstrate effective ways of doing business sustainably to our clients."
Portrait of Stefan Schaible

Stefan Schaible

Senior Partner, Global Managing Partner
Frankfurt Office, Central Europe
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