Nokian Tyres Becomes First Tyre Company to Have Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets Approved


Nokian Tyres has become the first tyre company to have its emissions reduction targets approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).

SBTi Approves Nokian Tyres Emissions Reduction Targets 

The targets covering greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from Nokian Tyres’ operations (scopes 1 and 2*) are consistent with reductions required to keep climate warming to 1.5°C, what the latest climate science has stated is needed to prevent the most damaging effects of climate change.

Nokian Tyres plc has committed to reduce GHG emissions by 2030 in the following categories:

  • Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 40% per ton of tyres from a 2015 base year

  • Scope 3 GHG emissions from purchased goods and services by 25% per ton of tires from a 2018 base year

  • Scope 3 GHG emissions from upstream and downstream transportation and distribution by 25% per ton of tyres from a 2018 base year

  • Scope 3 GHG emissions from the use of sold products by 25% per ton of tyres from a 2018 base year.

Hille Korhonen, President & CEO of Nokian Tyres said, "We have already witnessed a practically snowless winter in Southern Finland and are committed to doing our part in saving winters for future generations. During the last six years, we have already reduced our greenhouse gas emissions by 44%".

About the author

Richard Wilson is a correspondent for The Tyreman. Since 2015, Richard has worked as a correspondent for all of the titles across the Valebridge Publications Ltd Group namely: Retreading Business, Tyre & Rubber Recycling, Commercial Tyre Business and Truck and Bus News. Richard has worked on/off from the age of 16 for the company and whilst gaining a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish and Business Studies at Coventry University, he developed his writing skills at the University paper and more recently writing his own independent blog.


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