COWI signs UN Global Compact statement and commits to sustainable development goals


Together with 26 other Danish companies, COWI signs the United Nations Global Compact statement, thereby reflecting high ambitions and tangible plans for a net-zero future. 

To speed up the green transition, 27 Danish businesses have agreed on a statement where they commit to take specific actions to meet climate-neutrality targets in 2050. 

It is a commitment to make public energy transition plans and specific, measurable targets for renewable energy and phasing out fossil fuels. It is also a promise to disclose greenhouse gas data annually, restrict the use of carbon credits and advocate for positive climate action. 

We should all contribute to tangible and measurable climate action, and by signing this statement, we continue to hold ourselves accountable to our promise of working hard to shape a more sustainable and liveable world.
Jens Højgaard Christoffersen Group CEO

Since 2006, COWI has signed and been committed to the principles and ambitions of the UN Global Compact.

Through the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), COWI commits to cut emissions in line with the Paris Agreement's goal to keep the global temperature rise below 1.5 degrees Celsius and reach organisation-wide net-zero targets before 2050.

It is already a part of COWI's strategy that in approximately three to five years, 100 per cent of the company revenue must come from projects that support the drive towards sustainability.

The other participating Danish companies are also driven by high sustainability ambitions and operating globally across various sectors, and apart from committing to specific targets, the CEO statement is also a united call on companies and governments worldwide.

Jens Højgaard Christoffersen says:

"We share the ambition for a just and green transition to a net-zero future, and together, we call on other companies and governments worldwide to join us in accelerating the transition to green energy, adding capacity for green fuels, and setting measurable, transparent phaseout timelines for fossil fuels."

The UN Global Compact initiative is voluntary and based on CEO commitment to implement sustainability principles and take steps to support UN goals.

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