Securitas becomes the first global security company to sign the commitment letter for SBTi

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Securitas, the security solutions partner with world-renowned technology and expertise, has signed the commitment letter for the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and will begin the process of developing and validating targets, in order to reduce the Group’s climate impact.

The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) is a collaboration between CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project), the World Resources Institute, Worldwide Fund for Nature, and the UN Global Compact.

Science-based targets provide companies with a clearly defined path to reduce emissions, in line with the Paris Agreement goals, which is pursuing efforts to limit global warming to 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels.

“As a leader in the industry, committing to the Science Based Targets initiative was the right next step for Securitas,” said Magnus Ahlqvist, the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Securitas, adding “By reporting emissions to CDP for over 10 years and being a signatory to UN Global Compact since 2015, we have already shown that we take climate change seriously.”

Magnus Ahlqvist adds, “I am proud that we, in line with our purpose to help make your world a safer place, demonstrate our industry leadership by committing to SBTi.” Securitas’ environmental impact is relatively small, as demonstrated by the company’s Net Impact score, and they are reducing it further by creating more sustainable future security solutions, through an extensive modernisation and digitisation of the business.

Securitas partners with many of the world’s foremost companies and looks forward to continuing to work together with its clients, as well as suppliers, in order to reduce emissions and climate impact. “Doing the right thing isn’t new to us. Being a responsible business has been our priority since 1934,” said Cecilia Alenius, the Group Sustainability Officer at Securitas, adding “To us, it’s only natural that security and sustainability walk hand-in-hand.”

Cecilia Alenius adds, “It’s why we’re justly proud of our already low environmental impact, but will never stop finding ways to reduce it further still. This is how we’ll lead the industry in the right direction. And how we all will see a different world.”