Primary Climate Goal
Mastercard's target annual Scope 1 + 2 emissions for 2050 should be equal to 0 Kt = 0% * 54 Kt, according to the company's stated climate goal.
In order to achieve this goal, Mastercard would need to reduce its emissions at least by -1.9 Kt per annum over the period from 2022 to 2050:
-1.9 Kt = ( 0 Kt - 54 Kt ) / (2050 - 2021)
This translates into a -3.4% reduction in 2022.
The projected range shown on the chart is based on the Exerica's algorithm which takes account of both the company's stated goal and its past performance.
Mastercard aims to achieve net zero for Scope 1 + 2 by 2050
Science Based Targets initiative In October 2021 SBTi developed and launched world's first net zero standard, providing framework and tools for companies to set science-based net zero targets and limit global temperature rise above pre-industrial levels to 1.5 °C.
In October 2021 SBTi developed and launched world's first net zero standard, providing framework and tools for companies to set science-based net zero targets and limit global temperature rise above pre-industrial levels to 1.5 °C.
GHG emissions and Carbon intensity
Scope 1 + 2 GHG emissions (in tons of CO2e) divided by the company's Revenues (in USDm) for the same period
Mastercard reported Total CO2e Emissions - Location-Based Scope 1 + Scope 2 for the twelve months ending 31 December 2021 at 54 Kt (-1.6 /-2.9% y-o-y). Also positively, carbon intensity was down at 2.9 t (-0.7 /-19.4% y-o-y).
Mastercard's Scope 3 emissions surged to 495 Kt (
The company is committed to achieving net zero for Scope 1 + 2 by 2050, which translates into the estimated reduction of -1.9 Kt per annum over the period of FY2022 - FY2050. This target, however, has not been recognised as science-based (and as aligned with Paris Agreement) by the SBTi.
Mastercard also has a science-based goal that, however, does not appear to explicitly target a company-wide reduction in emissions in absolute terms. Mastercard commits to reduce absolute scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions 38% by 2025 from a 2016 base year. Mastercard also commits to reduce absolute scope 3 GHG emissions 20% over the same target period.