Geotab Inc Geotab Becomes The First Dedicated Telematics Compan

Geotab emissions strategy meets Paris Agreement criteria

Sept. 6, 2022
Geotab becomes the first telematics company to receive validation for its emissions reduction targets from the Science Based Targets initiative. Its targets meet criteria to keep global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Geotab has become the first dedicated telematics company to have its emissions reduction targets meet the Paris Agreement criteria required to keep the global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Its emissions reduction targets were validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), according to a Geotab press release.

Geotab published its inaugural Sustainability Report in 2021, committing to take climate action and move the world toward a more sustainable future. Validated by SBTi, Geotab commits to reduce absolute scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 50% by 2030 from a 2019 base year. Geotab also commits to reducing absolute scope 3 GHG emissions by 50% within the same timeframe.

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Geotab provides access to a data-powered suite of tools for EV performance, including its EV Suitability Assessment (EVSA), Green Fleet Dashboard, Temperature Tool for EV Range, and the EV Battery Degradation Tool.

SBTi defines best practices in setting science-based targets to help mobilize companies toward a low-carbon economy. The SBTi was established in a partnership between the U.N. Global Compact, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), World Resources Institute (WRI), and Carbon Disclosure Product (CDP). In 2019 the organization launched The Business Ambition for 1.5°C  campaign in partnership with the U.N. Global Compact and the We Mean Business coalition. The campaign is a call to action for companies to set targets in line with 1.5°C and a net-zero future to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.

"At Geotab, we don't just believe in sustainability; it is the very core to our purpose. We are proud to be the first dedicated telematics provider to receive SBTi validation," said Neil Cawse, CEO and founder of Geotab. "We are committed to transparent measurement of our own carbon emissions while supporting our customers and suppliers on their own journey. Together, we can make smarter decisions and do better for our planet."

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