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European Climate Pact

Overview

Location

Germany

Sector

Manufacturing

 

 

Organisation type
Business

Company Information

Beiersdorf is a publicly listed global skin care company, headquartered in Berlin, Germany. Beiersdorf specialises in the manufacture and sale of skin care products. In 2021, the company reported a total 20,567 employees in over 170 subsidiaries world wide and a group sale revenue of 7.6 billion Euro.*

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Sustainability mission

We are facing a growing amount of environmental and societal challenges and the urgency, especially for global companies, to act and to contribute to a positive change has never been higher. To address the current global challenges, the United Nations have established a framework for sustainable development through the “Sustainable Development Goals” (SDGs). These are aimed at national economies, companies, and civil societies around the world. Sustainability has thus become the norm and is an obligation for all social actors more than ever.

We are committed to take on our responsibility and want to expand our efforts going forward. Therefore, guided by the UN “Sustainable Development Goals” and the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact, we have developed a new sustainability agenda, which is an integral part of our C.A.R.E.+ corporate strategy. It will enable us to further expand our positive impact on our environment, our society and our consumers. Our new sustainability agenda defines seven focus fields, which are assigned to the areas ENVIRONMENT, SOCIETY and CONSUMER.

Our progress towards decarbonization

 

GHG Emissions

North Star

  • Beiersdorf AG has a target to reduce absolute scopes 1 and 2 CO2e emissions 30% by 2025 from a base year of 2018

Pledge: Have an officially validated short-medium term science-based GHG emissions reduction targets aligned with a 1.5°C scenario (scope 1+2) in line with the SBTi Criteria and Recommendations

MRV: Pact MRV in place

Status date: Submitted (28/07/2022)

Data source: CDP Climate Change 2022

How we want to achieve this – our roadmap

  • Have an internal price on carbon 
  • Have an initiative in place to drive GHG emissions reduction through energy efficiency in production processes
  • Have an initiative in place to drive GHG emissions reduction through low-carbon energy generation
  • Have scope 1+2+3 GHG emissions verified through a third party verification or assurance process 

MRV: Pact MRV in place

Status date: Submitted (28/07/2022)

Data source: CDP Climate Change 2022

 

Forests

North Star

  • Beiersdorf AG has a public no deforestation (forests-related) commitment that is set to be completed within the timeframe 2021-25 with a cut-off date of 2018. The commitment covers 100% of Palm oil production and consumption and applies to their direct operations and supply chain. It is FPIC-based (Free, Prior and Informed Consent of indigenous people)
  • Beiersdorf AG has a public no deforestation (forests-related) commitment that is set to be completed within the timeframe 2021-25 with a cut-off date of 1997. The commitment covers 100% of Timber products production and consumption and applies to their direct operations and supply chain. It is FPIC-based (Free, Prior and Informed Consent of indigenous people)

MRV: Pact MRV in place

Status date: Submitted (01/08/2022)

Data source: CDP Forests 2022

How we want to achieve this – our roadmap

  • Commit to zero gross deforestation
  • Beiersdorf AG has a target to increase sustainable production and/or consumption of Palm oil to 100% by 2025 starting in 2018
  • Have at least 90% of commodities certified in a no-deforestation compliant certification
  • Participate in jurisdictional approaches to promote the implementation of forests-related policies and commitments
  • Work with direct suppliers to support and improve their capacity to comply with our forests-related commitments, policies, and other requirements
  • Work with smallholders along the company's value chain to support good agricultural practices and reduce deforestation or conversion of natural ecosystems through financial or technical assistance
  • Publicly disclose data on forest-related impact to investors through a public platform
  • Have a publicly available forest policy, with well-defined goals and targets, that is used to inform internal decision-making
  • Have board-level oversight of forests-related issues
  • Have forests issues be fully integrated in all parts of long-term strategic business plans
  • Make a comprehensive forests-related risk assessment, that checks the following criteria: full coverage of relevant operations, considers risks beyond six years and availability of forest risk commodities, quality of forest risk commodities, impact of activity on the status of ecosystems and habitats, social impacts, and includes local communities; Stakeholders considered is local communities
  • Assess company and suppliers' compliance with forests regulations and/or mandatory standards when sourcing commodities from regions with high deforestation risk 
  • Have a no-deforestation policy that checks the following criteria: general or commodity-specific, publicly available, and company-wide
  • Have a system to control, monitor, and verify compliance with no-deforestation policies/commitments that covers all relevant operations and supply chains and shows more than 90% of total volume in compliance

MRV: Pact MRV in place

Status date: Submitted (01/08/2022)

Data source: CDP Forests 2022

 

Water

Our actions – the Pathway

  • Work towards the yearly reduction of % of water withdrawn from areas with water stress 
  • Publicly disclose data on water-related impact to investors through a public platform
  • Have board-level oversight of water issues
  • Integrate water-related issues into the company's financial planning
  • Integrate water-related issues into the company's long-term business objectives
  • Integrate water-related issues into the company's strategy to achieve long-term business objectives
  • Provide C-suite incentives for the management of water related issues
  • Regularly monitor and measure key water security metrics at least for 75% of the company's facilities

MRV: Pact MRV in place

Status date: Submitted (28/07/2022)

Data source: CDP Water 2022

 

Governance & Strategy

Our actions – the Pathway

  • Publicly disclose climate and environmental data to investors and customers through a public platform
  • Have board-level oversight of climate-related issues
  • Have a process for identifying, assessing, and responding to climate-related risks and opportunities
  • Have an employee engagement strategy to support and contribute to achieving the company's climate and environmental goals

MRV: Pact MRV in place

Status date: Submitted (28/07/2022)

Data source: CDP Climate Change 2022

 

Value chain engagement

North Star

  • Beiersdorf AG has a supplier engagement target to get 1.0% of its suppliers by procurement spend to set a science-based emission reduction target

Pledge: Have a supplier engagement target in order to reduce scope 3 GHG emissions, to get a share of our suppliers by procurement spend set science-based GHG emissions reduction targets in line with the SBTi Criteria and Recommendations

MRV: Pact MRV in place

Status date: Submitted (28/07/2022)

Data source: CDP Climate Change 2022

How we want to achieve this – our roadmap

  • Have an ongoing and transparent dialogue with our value chain around climate-related issues

MRV: Pact MRV in place

Status date: Submitted (28/07/2022)

Data source: CDP Climate Change 2022