Kautex Submits Sustainability Targets to SBTi for Validation

Kautex has taken the next step in its sustainability journey, submitting near-term targets to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) for validation.

As part of its sustainability roadmap, Kautex announced its commitment to carbon neutrality by 2050 and to near-term, company-wide emission reduction targets in line with SBTi in 2022. The plan includes an 80% reduction of Scope 1 and 2 emissions and a 30% reduction of Scope 3 emissions by 2030.

“Kautex is not only ‘claiming’ to be a sustainable company, but we are also publicly committing to achieving this goal,” said Sophie Louis, director, Energy & Sustainability. “We are attacking the challenge from all angles – waste and energy reduction, using renewable energy sources, sourcing sustainable materials for our product and examining end-of-life recycling and circular economy options for our new innovations. We look forward to receiving SBTi’s validation in Q1 2024.”

Kautex created concrete actions to reduce its Scope 1 and 2 emissions, including energy and waste reduction activities to reduce Scope 1 and committing to seek out renewable energy sources to address its Scope 2 emissions. The company uses renewable energy at all its locations in Europe, China and Mexico as well as its plant in Lavonia, GA, USA. Additionally, Kautex has requested its suppliers to commit to similar initiatives by joining CDP, disclosing their current carbon footprint and taking actionable steps to reduce their own Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions to reach carbon neutrality by 2050.

“Achieving net-zero emissions requires the commitment of suppliers across the supply chain,” continued Ms. Louis. “It is a collaborative effort across the entire industry. To date, we’ve received positive feedback from many of our suppliers who are already on their own sustainability journey, and we look anticipate additional suppliers will soon create their own sustainability commitments. We look forward to collaborating with our suppliers to accelerate our sustainability journey.”   

About Kautex

At Kautex, we are driving the future. As a Tier One automotive supplier with more than 30 plants in 13 countries, Kautex designs, develops and manufactures traditional and hybrid fuel systems, advanced cleaning solutions for assisted and autonomous driving, engine camshafts and plastic industrial packaging solutions. A pioneer in the design and manufacture of automotive plastic fuel systems, Kautex is expanding its portfolio to offer smart products and data-driven services to our customers, including thermoplastic composite and composite-metal hybrid battery systems. From a lightweight battery system to a hybrid fuel system to autonomous drive vehicle cleaning systems, Kautex is committed to pioneering solutions for the era of new mobility.

Our employees are part of a global community committed to solving customer needs, leveraging diverse skillsets, making sustainability a differentiator, embracing the diversity that is part of a global, multi-industry leader and creating an environment where employees can build a dynamic career. Together, we are reimagining the future of mobility.

About Textron Inc.

Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Arctic Cat, and Textron Systems. For more information, visit: www.textron.com

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