Dr Mark Watson
There has never been such focus or importance placed on corporate sustainability and it is incumbent on us, given our belief in the power of business as a force for good, to create positive change to the benefit of our people, customers, investors and the wider communities which we serve.
SwireTHRIVE 2.0 represents the culmination of many years of trust and belief invested in our sustainability teams by senior leaders and the efforts of those involved in making it happen on the ground. With our commitment to Net Zero by 2050, we are now clearly on the path to decarbonisation. Going forward, our efforts will be heavily focused on areas that offer the greatest opportunities to achieving that goal. To this end, we will produce our first decarbonisation roadmap in 2022. In 2021, we reduced our operational emissions by 18% compared with 2018 levels by improving efficiency and purchasing more renewable electricity.
I am incredibly proud of what we as a team, both at our headquarters and operating companies, have achieved over the past year in such challenging circumstances and as sustainability issues become more pressing and complex. Delivering SwireTHRIVE will require bold decision making, investment, drawing on our experience and expertise and working with others. Our success will be judged by actions, not words.