In an age where climate change has evolved into a global crisis, Lindström India, a textile rental company offering workwear and mat services, is taking a bold stand. The Finland-based Lindström Oy owns the firm and is throwing its total weight behind its parent company’s ambitious, science-based global climate targets. 

Facilitated by the Science-Based Target initiative (SBTi), a body dedicated to championing best practices in emissions reductions and net-zero strategies, Lindström is not alone in its dedication. The past year has seen a surge of 12.7% in Asian companies adopting science-based targets, thereby aligning their environmental strategies with the emergent narrative of a global commitment to cap global warming at 1.5° C and combat the threat of disastrous climate change. 

Lindström India’s Managing Director, Jayant Roy, emphasizes that the company’s sustainability focus inherits its globally coordinated efforts with the SBTi. It’s a testament to Lindström’s dedication to working to minimize global greenhouse gas emissions and fostering a viable environment. 

Indian customers have already begun to notice the company’s transformative approach towards sustainability. These changes, backed by verified targets, place Lindström in a position of heightened credibility and transparency among its stakeholders and enable clients to monitor progress towards their objectives. 

Manas Kumar, Global Director, Head of Pharma and Strategic Marketing and Business Development Director, Asia of Lindström, reinforces the company’s mission. Aiming to uphold ambitious emission targets goes beyond contributing to a sustainable future—it’s about fostering sustainability in every link of the value chain and supporting customers in actualizing their sustainability objectives. 

The company’s objective is no less than a 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, setting the stage for complete net-zero emissions by 2050. These goals have earned Lindström Oy a coveted place among the 3,350 companies whose objectives have been approved by the science-based climate targets. 

The fact that a third of the global economy is now represented by companies setting science-based climate targets speaks volumes about this growing trend. In fact, according to the SBTi, 87% more businesses had their targets validated in 2022 compared to the previous year. 

In the short term, the Lindström Group pledges a 50% reduction in absolute Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 2030 and similarly in Scope 3 emissions by the same date. As a long-term plan, the Group is committed to cutting down absolute Scope 1, 2, and 3 GHG emissions by a remarkable 90% by 2050. 

By demonstrating such robust commitment towards global climate goals while providing versatile workwear services across numerous industry segments and extending India’s pioneer cleanroom laundry services, Lindström India epitomizes how corporations can be potent agents of change. Driven by an unwavering sustainability focus, Lindström India’s green initiatives promise a cleaner, greener tomorrow.