Primary Climate Goal
Illumina's target annual Scope 1 + 2 emissions for 2030 should be equal to 24 Kt = 30% * 34 Kt, according to the company's stated climate goal.
In order to achieve this goal, Illumina would need to reduce its emissions at least by -1.2 Kt per annum over the period from 2021 to 2030:
-1.2 Kt = ( 24 Kt - 37 Kt ) / (2030 - 2020)
This translates into a -3.4% 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.
Illumina aims to reduce Scope 1 + 2 by 30% by 2030 from a base year 2019
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
Illumina reported Total CO2e Emissions - Location-Based Scope 1 + Scope 2 for the twelve months ending 31 December 2020 at 37 Kt (+2.2/+6.3% y-o-y). Carbon intensity also grew to 11 t (+1.6/+16% y-o-y).
No public disclosure of Scope 3 emissions has been found for Illumina at the moment.
The company is committed to reducing Scope 1 + 2 by 30% by 2030 from a base year 2019, which translates into the estimated reduction of -1.2 Kt per annum over the period of FY2021 - FY2030. This science-based target is aligned with Paris Agreement to limit global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.
Illumina aims to achive carbon neutrality across its operations (Scope 1 + 2) in 2023. 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.