Packaging manufacturer LC Packaging has received approval for its greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets from the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).

The company’s targets cover its full operations and value chain, including the direct (scope 1) and indirect emissions (scope 2 and 3) of all its sales offices and warehouses, as well as its flexible intermediate bulk container production facilities Dutch-Bangla Pack in Bangladesh and LC Shankar in South Africa.

In line with the Paris Agreement’s 2015 target, LC aims to reduce GHG emissions across its value chain by 50% by the end of this decade.

The company has pledged to a 50% reduction in absolute scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 2030, with 2021 as the base year.

The company also committed to reducing its absolute scope 3 GHG emissions by 50% by 2030.

LC also said that it will not emit more than 138,837 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent in its value chain by the end of this decade.

LC CEO Lucas Lammers said: “By setting a science-based target, we can be sure our efforts are credible and ambitious enough to make the necessary contribution to mitigate climate change.”

Global body the SBTi helps companies set emission reduction targets in line with the latest climate science research.

In July this year, the body approved the net-zero science-based commitments of aseptic carton packaging supplier SIG.