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Alfa Laval Joins Global Initiative to Boost Decarbonisation Efforts.
By Sea and Coast | 16/03/2023
Swedish-based supplier Alfa Laval has announced that it has joined the First Movers Coalition (FMC), a global initiative that aims to accelerate decarbonisation efforts. This move is part of the company's broader commitment to become carbon-neutral by 2030. Alfa Laval intends to reduce its own CO2 emissions, including those in Scope 3, which are associated with the steel it uses in its products. Through its participation in the FMC, the company aims to contribute to achieving the 1.5-degree target outlined in the Paris Agreement.
By joining the FMC, Alfa Laval joins a coalition of companies that use their purchasing power to support decarbonisation in seven sectors that produce hard-to-abate CO2 emissions, including steel, cement, and shipping. These sectors are responsible for more than a third of global carbon emissions but lack cost-competitive clean energy alternatives. Direct air capture, the eighth sector supported by the FMC, could help achieve net-zero global emissions by reducing atmospheric carbon dioxide levels. However, commercial viability requires technological innovation.
Anna Celsing, Head of Sustainability at Alfa Laval, stated that the company's participation in the FMC represents an essential step in bringing its sustainability commitment and targets to life. The company already has several partnerships and collaborations in place, and it expects more to come. The belief is that to make a genuine difference and support the Paris Agreement, partnerships must be formed across companies and approaches to develop solutions together. The FMC's goals align with Alfa Laval's commitment to carbon neutrality by 2030.