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Red Hat verkündet Netto-Null-Ziel bei Treibhausgasemissionen im operativen Geschäft

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Zürich, 19. Januar 2023 – Red Hat, der weltweit führende Anbieter von Open-Source-Lösungen, will bis 2030 Netto-Null-Treibhausgasemissionen in der operativen Geschäftstätigkeit erreichen, um einen Beitrag zur Bewältigung der globalen Klimakrise zu leisten.

Das Netto-Null-Emissionsziel von Red Hat für 2030 folgt einem wissenschaftlich fundierten Pfad zur Begrenzung der globalen Erwärmung auf 1,5 Grad Celsius über dem vorindustriellen Niveau. Es umfasst Scope-1- und Scope-2-Emissionen sowie Scope-3-Emissionen, die mit dem Stromverbrauch von Red Hat in den Colocation-Rechenzentren Dritter verbunden sind.

Um das Netto-Null-Ziel bis 2030 oder früher zu erreichen, beabsichtigt Red Hat:

  • eine Reduzierung der Treibhausgasemissionen um 65 % bis 2025 im Vergleich zu 2019
  • eine Priorisierung der Energieeffizienzmassnahmen und der Beschaffung von erneuerbaren Energien mit dem Ziel, den Anteil erneuerbarer Energien am Stromverbrauch bis 2025 auf 75 % und bis 2030 auf 90 % zu steigern.

Um die Transparenz seiner Aktivitäten zu gewährleisten, wird Red Hat die Verringerung der Treibhausgasemissionen dokumentieren und über den jährlichen CSR (Community and Social Responsibility)-Report und die Website des Unternehmens veröffentlichen. Die Daten zu den Treibhausgasemissionen von Red Hat für die Jahre 2019 bis 2021 sind im CSR-Bericht für 2021 verfügbar. Die Ziele von Red Hat stehen im Einklang mit der Verpflichtung von IBM, bis 2030 Netto-Null-Treibhausgasemissionen zu erreichen.

 

Die vollständige Pressemitteilung in englischer Sprache:

Red Hat Announces Intent to Reach Net-Zero Operational Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2030

RALEIGH, N.C. – January 18, 2023 – Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced its ambition to achieve net-zero operational greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030 to address the global climate crisis.

Red Hat’s 2030 operational net-zero goal follows a science-aligned pathway to limit global warming to 1.5-degree Celsius above pre-industrial levels, and includes scope 1 and 2 emissions, and scope 3 emissions associated with Red Hat’s electricity consumption in third-party colocation data centers. The company has been through a rigorous exercise to develop an emissions accounting profile which establishes a baseline year of 2019.

“By creating a comprehensive roadmap that is built on our open hybrid cloud strategy and aligned to IBM’s overall climate goals, we will reduce the impact we have on the environment and preserve the planet for generations to come,” shared president and chief executive officer of Red Hat, Matt Hicks. “We all play a role in reducing our carbon footprint and this is just one of the many ways that Red Hat is doing our part.”

To achieve the net-zero goal by 2030 or sooner, Red Hat will:

  • Reduce its operational GHG emissions 65 % by 2025 against 2019.
  • Prioritize energy efficiency efforts and renewable energy procurement, including a goal to achieve 75 % renewable electricity by 2025, and 90 % by 2030. Red Hat plans to expand renewable energy contracts to support the full operations of top consuming facilities and deploy sustainable design standards throughout the company’s real estate portfolio to reduce consumption.

 To drive the continual improvement among suppliers and within its own value chain, Red Hat will:

  • Engage ⅔ of suppliers (by spend) by 2027 and ask them to establish and maintain their own environmental management systems, and set goals to reduce their GHG emissions.
  • Invest in open source software, standardization projects, and communities, such as the CNCF Environmental Sustainability Working Group, to harness the power of open source in helping customers, partners, suppliers, and other stakeholders to meet their climate goals and improve emissions.
  • Develop a methodology for measuring software energy consumption and evolve reduction targets.

To ensure transparency and accountability, Red Hat will document and publicly disclose its GHG emissions reduction journey through the company’s annual Community and Social Responsibility (CSR) report and company website. Red Hat’s 2019–2021 GHG emissions data is available in Red Hat’s 2021 CSR report. These goals align with IBM’s commitment to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

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