Primary Climate Goal
Salesforce's target annual Scope 1 + 2 emissions for 2050 should be equal to 0 Kt = 0% * 85 Kt, according to the company's stated climate goal.
In order to achieve this goal, Salesforce would need to reduce its emissions at least by -2.8 Kt per annum over the period from 2021 to 2050:
-2.8 Kt = ( 0 Kt - 85 Kt ) / (2050 - 2020)
This translates into a -3.3% 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.
Salesforce aims to achieve net zero for Scope 1 + 2 by 2050
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.
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
Salesforce reported Total CO2e Emissions - Market-Based Scope 1 + Scope 2 for the twelve months ending 31 December 2020 at 85 Kt (-56 /-39.7% y-o-y). Also positively, carbon intensity dropped to 4 t (-4.2 /-51.2% y-o-y).
Salesforce's Scope 3 emissions declined to 946 Kt (
The company is committed to achieving net zero for Scope 1 + 2 by 2050, which translates into the estimated reduction of -2.8 Kt per annum over the period of FY2021 - FY2050. This target, however, has not been recognised as science-based (and as aligned with Paris Agreement) by the SBTi.
Salesforce also has a science-based goal that, however, does not appear to explicitly target a company-wide reduction in emissions in absolute terms. Cloud-based software company Salesforce.com, Inc. commits to reduce absolute scope 1 and scope 2 GHG emissions by 50% by 2030 from a 2018 base year. Salesforce.com, Inc. commits to reduce absolute scope 3 GHG emissions from fuel and energy related activities by 50% by 2030 from a 2018 base year. Salesforce.com, Inc. also commits that suppliers representing 60% of its scope 3 emissions, covering all upstream emission categories, will set science-based targets by 2024