Ecolean’s climate targets now aligned with the Paris Agreement

Press releases - Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Ecolean’s emissions reduction targets have been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), which means they are aligned with what’s needed to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. The targets covering greenhouse gas emissions from Ecolean’s operations are consistent with reductions required to keep warming to 1.5°C, the most ambitious goal of the Paris Agreement.

Part of the global climate action movement

Global producer of lightweight packaging solutions, Ecolean is now part of a movement of about 1,200 companies all around the world that are leading climate action with targets that have been approved by the SBTi to date. Around a third of these companies have, like Ecolean, also signed up to the 1.5-degree target.

“By joining SBTi, Ecolean is included in a very special group of companies – the corporate leaders of the low-carbon transition,” says Peter L Nilsson, CEO, Ecolean Group. “For us, there is no question that this is the right thing to do. Aligning our sustainability work to science-based targets will strengthen our ambitions even further and this initiative provides a good and transparent platform for presenting our progress,” says Nilsson.

Ecolean’s ambitious targets contribute to the climate transition

Targets are considered ‘science-based’ if they are in line with what the latest climate science deems necessary to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement – limiting global warming to well-below 2°C, preferably to 1.5°C, compared to pre-industrial levels. Science-based targets provide a clear and defined pathway for companies to re­duce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, helping prevent the worst impacts of climate change and securing future-proof business growth.

Ecolean’s target is to reduce its Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 50 percent by 2030 compared with 2018 and to measure and significantly reduce its scope 3 emissions. Ecolean’s lighter approach to packaging, with lightweight convenient packaging solutions and resource-efficient filling lines, is at the core of its business.

About the Science Based Targets initiative

The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) is a collaboration between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The SBTi defines and promotes best practice in science-based target setting and independently assesses companies’ targets.



Peter L Nilsson, CEO Ecolean Group  / Ecolean’s lightweight packages for liquid food

About Ecolean

Ecolean develops and manufactures innovative packaging systems for the beverage, dairy and liquid food industry. Ecolean’s modern lightweight packaging solutions and resource-efficient filling lines offer both customer and consumer convenience and environmental responsibility. Ecolean is a global company with its headquarters in Sweden. Established in 1996, the company has commercial activities in over 30 countries, with China, Pakistan, Russia and Europe being its largest markets. Ecolean has 450 employees.