AstraZeneca
More information available from May-2024

Current Score (vs. LY)

20.0 pts (-)

Last Update: Nov. 21, 2023

Current Rankings

Global: #135

FTSE: #1

Health Care: #18

Transparency

Quality of climate reporting based on public disclosures, completeness and verification of GHG emissions

Commitments

Level of ambition through gross absolute emissions reduction and 'net zero' targets

Results

Results and actions to deliver on commitments for real

Reduction and Net Zero Targets

>Note: intensity targets are not represented in the current version - see Methodology

Gross Absolute Emission Reductions

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Net Absolute Emission Reductions

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Net Zero Future Commitments

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Science-based Targets (SBTI)

Date Published / Updated :01/10/2021

Near-term Long-Term Net Zero Standard
Targets Set : 1.5°C by FY2026 Targets Set : 1.5°C by FY2045 Yes by FY2045
AstraZeneca is a member of the Business Ambition for 1.5 campaign (link here )

Global biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca commits to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions across the value chain by FY2045.

Near-Term Targets
Global biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca commits to reduce absolute scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions 98% by FY2026 from a FY2015 base year, and to reduce absolute scope 3 GHG emissions 50% by FY2030 from a FY2019 base year. Within this target, AstraZeneca commits to reduce absolute scope 3 GHG emissions from fuel and energy related activities, upstream leased assets and downstream leased assets 80% by FY2030; from use of sold products 95% by 2030; and from upstream transportation and distribution, waste generated in operations, business travel, employee commuting and end of life treatment of sold products 46% by FY2030, all from a 2019 base year. Furthermore, AstraZeneca commits that 95% of its suppliers by spend covering purchased goods and services and capital goods, and 50% of its suppliers by spend covering upstream transportation and distribution and business travel, will have science-based targets by FY2025.

Long-Term Targets
AstraZeneca also commits to reduce absolute scope 3 GHG emissions 90% by FY2045 from a FY2019 base year.

Data source: SBTI

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Offsets

Last update for AstraZeneca by zerotracker.net: Jan. 18, 2023
Planning to use external offset credits No
Separate targets for emission reductions and removals Yes
Conditions on use of offset credits None
Plans for carbon dioxide removal (CDR) No

Additional notes: Actor has plan ('AZ forest') to engage in reforestation as part of carbon negative target. Target of 50 million trees by 2025. Does not read that this will be within its target boundary, but states it 'will partner with recognised reforestation organisations and governments in a number of countries' https://www.astrazeneca.com/media-centre/press-releases/2020/astrazenecas-ambition-zero-carbon-strategy-to-eliminate-emissions-by-2025-and-be-carbon-negative-across-the-entire-value-chain-by-2030-22012020.html

Data source from zerotracker.net - For more information, see methodology

Score Summary

Ref Principle Score
(points)
Max
(points)
Delta
(points)
1 At least 2 years of GHG emissions for scope 1 and 2 are publicly-available and externally-verified 0.0 10.0 -
2 Scope 3 emissions are fully reported and externally-verified 0.0 10.0 -
3 CDP score demonstrates the level of transparent disclosures 10.0 10.0 -
Transparency 10.0 30.0 -
4 Net Zero Commitments by 2050 include an intermediate target and cover all the emissions 0.0 10.0 -
5 Net Zero targets demonstrate a high-level of emergency 0.0 10.0 -
6 Emission reduction targets on a forward-looking basis are ambitious 0.0 10.0 -
7 Targets are science-based as validated by SBTi 10.0 10.0 -
Commitments 10.0 40.0 -
8 Results re. operational emissions reduction: on-pace (performance-to-date) and momentum (forward-looking targets) 0.0 10.0 -
9 Results re. value chain emissions reduction: on-pace (performance-to-date) and momentum (forward-looking targets) 0.0 10.0 -
10 Implied Temperature Rating by MSCi 0.0 10.0 -
Results 0.0 30.0 -
Total 20.0 100.0 -


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Score Details

Criteria Results 2023 Score 2022 Score Vs. 2022 2021 Score
Criteria 1 : Transparency on operational emissions (Scope 1 + 2)
Are S1+S2 figures publicly-disclosed for the last reporting year and the preceding period? NC 0.0 / 5.0 -
Are S1+S2 figures verified by a 3rd-party for the last reporting year? NC 0.0/ 5.0 -
Criteria 2 : Transparency on value chain emissions (Scope 3)
Are the 15 categories fully or partly disclosed? NC 0.0 / 5.0 -
Are S3 figures fully or partly verified by a 3rd-party for the last reporting year? NC 0.0 / 5.0 -
Criteria 3 : Quality and Frequency of reporting
What is the latest CDP score (no later than the preceding year)? A 10.0 / 10.0 -
How many interim reporting were provided between 2 reporting periods (GHG emissions only)?
Criteria 4 : Net Zero Commitments
Does the net 0 target include a statement of a generally-accepted net zero emission target by 2050? NC 0.0 / 3.0 -
Does the net zero target include an intermediate target by 2030? NC 0.0 / 3.0 -
Does the net zero target include all the emissions? NC 0.0 / 4.0 -
Criteria 5 : Target year for Net Zero Commitments
Target year for achieving net zero emissions for S1+S2? NC 0.0 / 5.0 -
Target year for achieving net zero emissions for S1+S2+S3 combined? NC 0.0 / 5.0 -
Criteria 6 : Reduction objectives
What is the forward-looking GHG% reduction (without compensation) for scope 1+2?
0.0 / 5.0 -
What is the forward-looking GHG% reduction (without compensation) for scope 1+2+3?
No target found
0.0 / 5.0 -
Criteria 7 : Science-Based Targets
What type of science-based target (as validated by SBTi) did the company commit to? Targets Set 1.5°C 10.0 / 10.0 -
Criteria 8 : Results based on scope 1 - 2
Performance to date: cumulative% reduction vs. target Objective (in %):
Actual (in %):
The last reporting year could not be found
0.0 / 5.0 -
Momentum: last year % reduction vs. forward-looking target Objective (in %):
Actual (in %):
The last reporting year could not be found
0.0 / 5.0 -
Criteria 9 : Results based on scope 1 - 2 - 3
Performance to date: cumulative% reduction vs. target Objective (in %):
Actual (in %):
The last reporting year could not be found
0.0 / 5.0 -
Momentum: last year % reduction vs. forward-looking target Objective (in %):
Actual (in %):
The last reporting year could not be found
0.0 / 5.0 -
Criteria 10 : Implied Temperature Rise (ITR)
Is the company aligned with global climate targets? ITR: None°C 0.0 / 10.0 -
Total 20.0 / 100.0 -