SBTi Launches Validation Council with TÜV Rheinland’s Fallight Xu Appointed as Member, Strengthening Global Climate Accountability

SBTi Launches Validation Council with TÜV Rheinland’s Fallight Xu Appointed as Member, Strengthening Global Climate Accountability

(IN BRIEF) The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has launched its Validation Council to independently oversee target validation decisions globally, ensuring impartiality and expertise in greenhouse gas accounting. Fallight Xu from TÜV Rheinland Greater China has been appointed as a member, emphasizing their commitment to advancing sustainable development and supporting China’s carbon reduction goals.

(PRESS RELEASE) COLOGNE, 27-Jun-2024 — /EuropaWire/ — The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has established its Validation Council, an independent body tasked with overseeing validation decisions autonomously from the SBTi’s standard-setting process. This council ensures impartiality and diversity in decision-making, incorporating expertise in greenhouse gas accounting and conformity assessment on a global scale.

Among the newly appointed members to the SBTi Validation Council is Fallight Xu, General Manager of Sustainability Services at TÜV Rheinland Greater China. Xu joins a select group of global experts entrusted with upholding rigorous validation standards within the SBTi framework.

SBTi plays a pivotal role in corporate climate action, enabling companies and financial institutions worldwide to align their greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets with global climate goals. Founded through collaboration between prominent organizations like the World Resources Institute and the United Nations Global Compact, SBTi has evolved into a critical entity driving climate ambition and accountability globally.

Reflecting on his appointment, Fallight Xu commented, “I am honored to contribute to the SBTi Validation Council. With over 130 countries now committed to net-zero emissions targets, and China intensifying its focus on carbon reduction as part of its ecological civilization strategy, TÜV Rheinland remains steadfast in supporting sustainable development initiatives. We are committed to collaborating with SBTi and like-minded partners to advance green and low-carbon transformations, pioneering innovative solutions to accelerate progress towards ‘dual carbon’ goals.”

TÜV Rheinland, renowned for its technical expertise and commitment to sustainability, has been a key player in providing green solutions to global clients since 2010. Accredited by leading bodies such as the German Accreditation Body and the EU Emissions Trading System, TÜV Rheinland offers comprehensive greenhouse gas audit and verification services across diverse sectors including automotive, electronics, and renewable energy.

In partnership with SBTi, TÜV Rheinland has conducted greenhouse gas inventories and supported enterprises in developing SBTi-compliant carbon reduction strategies. Their services encompass the entire lifecycle of products and organizations, from initial design through to production and recycling, reinforcing their role in advancing sustainable practices worldwide.

For further information on TÜV Rheinland’s sustainability services and their collaboration with SBTi, please visit their official website or contact their global offices for inquiries.

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SOURCE: TÜV Rheinland


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