Eumedion, representing 53 institutional investors, urges all Dutch listed companies to draw up a transition plan in the coming year in order to operate fully climate neutrally by 2050 at the latest. The transition plan must contain short-, medium- and long-term CO2 emission reduction targets and set out how the company intends to achieve these targets. Companies are expected to report annually on the progress of the CO2 reduction targets.
This is stated in the Spearhead Letter 2022 of Eumedion. In the letter, the companies are encouraged to have the reduction targets validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and audited by the external auditor. The reduction targets must relate to the own activities as well as those of suppliers, customers and end users (ie the entire ‘value chain’; the so-called scope 1, 2 and 3). The letter does not deal with the instruments needed for meeting the targets, but is is clear that large scale offsetting is needed on top of a massive reduction in the use of fossil fuels.