CPI commits to the SBTi Net-Zero Standard

Valentin GilbertNews

CPI, the leading European book printer, has shown its intent to set a science-based net zero target by publicly committing to the Science Based Targets initiative.  This commitment is set at the highest level at CPI, signing up as Cameron France Holding SAS covering 16 manufacturing facilities within 5 countries across Europe.

SBTi is a collaboration between Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), the United Nations Global Compact, the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF). 

Science-based targets provide companies with a clearly defined path to reduce emissions in line with the Paris Agreement goals – limiting global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

By signing up to SBTi, in the next 2 years CPI will set reduction targets which will be submitted, validated, approved and published.  CPI is committing to a mid-term reduction target by 2030 and a net zero target by 2050.

Group CEO, Chris Malley, announced CPI’s commitment at the London Book Fair today, at the same time sharing the reductions the group has made so far and setting out this important next step.

“We are proud to announce our commitment to set a science-based target for the CPI Group.  It was important for us to set our targets at a corporate level so we can disseminate the goals through our sites and embed them into our everyday activities. CPI is one of the first book manufacturing groups to sign up across each of its facilities.  As a large consumer of raw materials and energy it is important that we share, with our customers and supply chain, the steps we are taking to achieve net zero”.

For further information please contact Lisa Faratro, at lfaratro@cpi-print.co.uk