The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has approved Bader’s near-term science-based emissions reduction targets.

The company says it marks a significant milestone in its sustainability journey.

Bader has committed to reducing absolute Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 50% by 2030 from a 2019 base year, and Scope 3 GHG emissions by 28% within the same timeframe.

The company’s strategy includes increasing efficiency in drying processes, expanding renewable energy use across its locations, and purchasing renewable electricity when possible. Additionally, by 2028, it is committing that 30% of its suppliers, by emissions covering purchased goods and services, will have science-based targets.

“We are dedicated to working closely with our leather suppliers to gain transparency into their supply chain emissions,” the company said.

Bader has developed and produced leather for more than 150 years, as one of the leading international producers of premium leather for the automotive industry.The SBTi is a corporate climate action organisation that enables companies and financial institutions worldwide to play their part in combating the climate crisis.