Regarding our supply chain, our Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) now includes questions related to CO2 that will serve as a basis for better understanding our scope 3 emissions and defining reduction actions with our suppliers. Moreover, in 2023, 75% of requests for proposals are to be online and include the relevant sustainability criteria, enabling comparison and selection of suppliers with the lowest carbon footprint.
Regarding fuel and energy related activities, our carbon neutral strategy sets a clear path to reduce energy consumption at source, including our buildings and transport. Our Energy Efficiency in Buildings (EEB) program enables us to identify and implement energy conservation opportunities, with a dedicated global fund now available to enable affiliates to apply the recommendations. Our new vehicle emissions policy requires all SGS affiliates to gradually incorporate less-consuming cars.
Regarding the waste generated in operations, we have continued to develop our waste reduction initiatives, especially for plastic waste. We are working towards embedding the circular economy into our operations – keeping resources in use for as long as possible, extracting the maximum value from them, then recovering and regenerating products and materials at the end of their service life.
Lastly, we are engaging our employees towards reducing business travel and following our green travel policy.
With these actions, SGS hopes to achieve its SBTi targets and contribute towards a more sustainable future.