• Advancing Sustainability Goal

      We will reach net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across Scopes 1, 2 and 3 by 2050

      Our new net zero goal is an extension of our existing climate-related goals and reflects our strong commitment to being a responsible corporate citizen. Achieving this goal will require global cooperation across many aspects of our business and our broader value chain, a science-based approach and consistently meeting our time-bound interim goal, most importantly, our 2030 emissions targets.

      To reach net zero emissions, we must significantly reduce or eliminate our Scopes 1 and 2 and material Scope 3 emissions, and then focus our efforts, where possible, on balancing the remaining GHG emissions via carbon removal activities. We know that this represents a grand challenge, but it is one we are prepared for as we take the next steps in our journey to be responsible stewards for the planet. 

    Goal Performance to Date About Our Performance in FY21 Related U.N. Sustainable
    Development Goals

    We will reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions across Scopes 1, 2 and 3 by 2050

    Performance Indicators — measured in metric tons CO2 equivalent (MTCO2e)

    Scope 1: Direct emissions

    In FY21, we reduced our Scope 1 emissions by 13,100 metric tons. This represents a 23% decrease from our FY20 baseline. We attribute this decrease primarily to reduced energy consumption in our buildings, vehicles and company aircraft due to COVID-19

    Scope 2: Indirect emissions, market-based

    In FY21, we reduced our Scope 2 market-based emissions by 65,600 metric tons. This represents a 27% decrease from our FY20 baseline. We attribute this decrease to added renewable electricity purchases and to reduced energy consumption in our buildings due to COVID-19.

    Scope 3, Category 1: Purchased goods and services

    In FY21, our direct material suppliers reduced their GHG emissions by 251,100 metric tons. This represents a 6.7% decrease in absolute emissions (a 7.7% decrease when factoring in per unit revenue) as compared to our FY20 baseline. We attribute this decrease to our work to help suppliers reduce energy consumption, improve energy efficiency and source cleaner energy. Some of our 2020 initiatives included conducting an annual survey to understand energy management across our supply chain and hosting a training session for suppliers to learn more about energy efficiency.3

    Scope 3, Category 3: Upstream fuel- and energy-related activities

    In FY21, we reduced our Scope 3 fuel- and energy-related activities emissions by 26,200 metric tons. This represents a 20% decrease from our FY20 baseline. As this category is related to the purchase of fuels and electricity, the emissions follow our total energy consumption trends. We attribute this decrease to lower energy consumption, a significant portion of which is due to the reduced use of office buildings, vehicles and company aircraft due to COVID-19.

    Scope 3, Category 4: Upstream transportation/distribution

    In FY21, our Scope 3 upstream transportation/distribution travel emissions increased by 334,800 metric tons. This represents a 44% increase compared to our FY20 baseline. We attribute this to increased shipments by air and an expanded scope for this metric to include additional regional shipping lanes.4

    Scope 3, Category 6: Business travel

    In FY21, we reduced our Scope 3 business travel emissions by 252,900 metric tons. This represents an 80% decrease from our FY20 baseline, even while adding two additional categories of emissions, hotel stays and rental cars. We attribute this decrease to significantly reduced business travel due to COVID-19.

    Scope 3, Category 11: Use of sold product

    In FY21, we reduced our Scope 3 use of sold products emissions by 1.08 MM metric tons. This represents a 9.6% decrease from our FY20 baseline. We attribute this decrease to a reduction in the energy footprint of our product portfolio and improvements in the grid emissions factor for purchased electricity.


    Numbers on these bar graphs have been rounded to the nearest 100.


    • 3 2020 CDP reporting cycle uses supplier information from CY19. Suppliers' emissions numbers have been extrapolated to cover 100% of spend. These numbers have been rounded to the nearest 100. Absolute GHG emissions data for Scope 3, Category 1: Purchased goods and services — FY20 is 3,748,553 MTCO2e; and FY21 is 3,497,494 MTCO2e.

      4 These numbers have been rounded to the nearest 100. Absolute GHG emissions for Scope 3, Category 4: Upstream transportation/distribution data is 763,397 MTCO2e for FY20 and 1,097,632 MTCO2e for FY21.