Orsted has set a clear expectation towards all suppliers to use 100% renewable electricity by 2025, which it says makes it the first energy company in the world to do so.
The commitment builds on learnings from Orsted’s existing supply chain decarbonisation programme, first established in 2020.
It also supports the company’s industry-first science-based 2040 net-zero target, Orsted said.
The company has reduced its scope 1 and 2 emission intensity by 87% since 2006 and is well on track to become carbon-neutral in its own energy generation and operations by 2025, the developer added.
Orsted will continue its large-scale build-out of renewable energy and is fully committed to science-aligned climate action, according to the company.
The Danish developer said it is working to address suppliers’ emissions linked to component manufacturing, transportation, installation, and operation of renewable energy assets as the next frontier in its decarbonisation endeavour.
The company is now taking the step to extend its 100% renewable electricity target from its strategic suppliers to all suppliers.