Primary Climate Goal
Secondary Climate Goal
Alphabet's target annual all Scopes emissions for 2030 should be equal to 0 Kt = 0% * 10,326 Kt, according to the company's stated climate goal.
In order to achieve this goal, Alphabet would need to reduce its emissions at least by -1,033 Kt per annum over the period from 2021 to 2030:
-1,033 Kt = ( 0 Kt - 10,326 Kt ) / (2030 - 2020)
This translates into a -10% reduction in 2021.
The projected range shown on the chart is based on the Exerica's algorithm which takes account of both the company's stated goal and its past performance.
Alphabet aims to achieve net zero for all Scopes by 2030
Science Based Targets initiative In October 2021 SBTi developed and launched world's first net zero standard, providing framework and tools for companies to set science-based net zero targets and limit global temperature rise above pre-industrial levels to 1.5 °C.
In October 2021 SBTi developed and launched world's first net zero standard, providing framework and tools for companies to set science-based net zero targets and limit global temperature rise above pre-industrial levels to 1.5 °C.
GHG emissions and Carbon intensity
Scope 1 + 2 GHG emissions (in tons of CO2e) divided by the company's Revenues (in USDm) for the same period
Alphabet reported gross GHG emissions (Scope 1 + 2 before carbon offsets) for the twelve months ending 31 December 2020 at 950 Kt (+89/+10% y-o-y). At the sime time, carbon intensity declined to 5.2 t (-0.1 /-1.9% y-o-y).
Alphabet's Scope 3 emissions declined to 9,376 Kt (
The company is committed to achieving net zero for all Scopes by 2030, which translates into the estimated reduction of -1,033 Kt per annum over the period of FY2021 - FY2030. This target, however, has not been recognised as science-based (and as aligned with Paris Agreement) by the SBTi.
Alphabet achieved carbon neutrality across its operations (Scope 1 + 2) in 2007. Companies normally become carbon neutral with the help of the acquisition of carbon offsets rather than absolute reductions in their own greenhouse emissions. Also, carbon neutrality does not include non-CO2 GHG emissions.