Primary Climate Goal
Vertex Pharmaceuticals's target annual Scope 1 + 2 emissions for 2023 should be equal to 13 Kt = 20% * 17 Kt, according to the company's stated climate goal.
In order to achieve this goal, Vertex Pharmaceuticals would need to reduce its emissions at least by -0.07 Kt per annum over the period from 2021 to 2023:
-0.07 Kt = ( 13 Kt - 13 Kt ) / (2023 - 2020)
This translates into a -0.5% 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.
Vertex Pharmaceuticals aims to reduce Scope 1 + 2 by 20% by 2023 from a base year 2018
This target is most likely outdated and the company appears to have already achieved it
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
Vertex Pharmaceuticals reported Total CO2e Emissions - Market-Based Scope 1 + Scope 2 for the twelve months ending 31 December 2020 at 13 Kt (-0.38 /-2.7% y-o-y). Also positively, carbon intensity was down at 2.2 t (-1.1 /-33.3% y-o-y).
No public disclosure of Scope 3 emissions has been found for Vertex Pharmaceuticals at the moment.
The company is committed to reducing Scope 1 + 2 by 20% by 2023 from a base year 2018, which it appears to have already achieved as of 2020. This target, however, has not been recognised as science-based (and as aligned with Paris Agreement) by the SBTi.