Melita Limited has formalised its commitment to decarbonisation through the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). The Science Based Targets initiative is a collaboration between the United Nations Global Compact, CDP, World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The SBTi aims to drive ambitious climate action in the private sector by enabling companies to set, and adhere to, science-based emission reduction targets.
Melita’s official target is a 42 per cent reduction of its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. This is the most ambitious target set by the SBTi and is designed to limit global warming to 1.50C above pre-industrial temperatures; climate science indicates this should prevent the most damaging effects of climate change. Melita is one of only two companies in Malta that have so far committed to SBTi targets, and the only local telecommunication service provider.
Harald Roesch, Chief Executive Officer at Melita Limited, explained, “We have formally committed to this international target. Only one other Maltese company did that so far. In 2021 we achieved carbon neutrality through investing in international third-party projects which eliminate carbon emissions and by taking steps to make the provision of our services more energy efficient – for example investing in power-optimising networks. Now we are taking our next steps for decarbonisation, reducing direct emissions by converting our fleet to electric vehicles and investing in solar energy projects in Malta to generate clean energy for an increasing percentage of our total energy requirements.”
Melita’s plans are already well underway. In 2020, several delivery vans were replaced with electric vans; 90% of the fleet will be electric by the end of 2025. Melita aims to be generating 10% of its electricity through solar energy by the end of this year.
For further information on the Science Based Target initiative and Melita’s commitment visit