How to Set and Achieve Science Based Targets (SBTs)

Essential resources for businesses

Welcome to our dedicated
Science-based Targets Library

Here you’ll find a host of useful materials to help guide you through the process of setting a science-based target (SBT). Join a growing list of companies by reducing your greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint, in-line with climate science.

This collection of SBT resources will help you to:

  • Understand what is typically required in order to set a science-based target
  • Evaluate the various science-based target methodologies that can be applied
  • Think about how to prioritize and implement GHG emissions reduction activities
  • Understand the tools available for data collection in the supply chain
  • Assess how data visualization can inform decision-making & enable reporting

Other tools and resources:

Top Webinar Recordings

Science-based Targets | SBTi’s new criteria and requirements for climate leadership | April 29, 2019

View this webinar to learn about SBTI’s version 4.0 target setting criteria in effect from October 2019.

This webinar will help you:

  • Understand how SBTi’s updated criteria affect requirements for science-based targets and scope 3 emissions management
  • Understand how to determine whether your current initiatives are aligned with Good (2°C), Better (well below 2°C) or Best (1.5°C).

Science-based Targets | A deeper dive | February 27, 2018

View this webinar for an in-depth, beginners look at SBTs.

This webinar will help you:

  • Consider the tools needed to assess SBTs
  • Understand the methodologies Anthesis uses to help clients evaluate and set SBTs

Science-based Targets | Reducing carbon across the value chain | December 5, 2017

View this webinar to learn how companies can evaluate and meet SBTs across value chains.

This webinar will help you:

  • Evaluate the various methodologies and typical requirements in order to set SBTs
  • Think about how to prioritize and implement GHG emissions reduction activities
  • Understand the tools available for data collection in the supply chain, and assess how data visualization can inform decision-making & enable reporting

The Anthesis Podcast: SBTs

The fall of 2019 provided a windfall of global commitments to address climate change. Listen to expert Josh Whitney discuss the network effects of COP25, ClimateWeek NYC and more on “Activating Sustainability”  the Anthesis Podcast. It covers the latest trends and insights for corporate leaders and a progress update on science-based targets and businesses committing to the 1.5 degree pledge.

Live demo of our SBT Data Visualization Tool

Our online password-protected data visualization tool allows you to create and forecast GHG emissions for your business and test the impact of reduction strategies towards achieving SBTs. Anthesis uses Tableau to provide clients with cost-effective, quick-to-deliver data visualization and analytics tools enabling us to dive deeper into the data, and manipulate it for more answers. Tableau’s business-intelligent analytical approach excels at presenting modeling and scenario analysis projects like SBTs. 

Explore the SBT Dashboard here

Click across the tabs at the top of the dashboard and then click within the dashboard to adjust inputs and see the resulting visualizations.

To work toward achieving our science-based target, we’ve partnered with expert Anthesis to ensure we could meet the rigorous requirements of an SBTi-approved goal for Scope 3 emissions.

Former VP of Corporate Responsibility
Target Corporation

Supporting Target to set a SBT

Anthesis was selected as the technical partner to help Target set a science-based target for  their Scope 3 value chain emissions.

  • Analytics: A comprehensive scope 3 footprint assessment as well as target and initiative modeling.
  • Solution: Helped set an ambitious scope 3 absolute reduction and supplier engagement science-based target for Target’s upstream value chain.
  • Implementation: Supporting and driving the implementation of Target’s scope 3 target. This involves coordinating supplier engagement and developing training programs, as well as identifying, managing and accounting for value chain emissions reductions from suppliers.


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