The STIHL climate strategy

With its climate strategy, STIHL sets out the guidelines for the company's actions to protect the climate in the short, medium and long term. Our objective is the elimination of the STIHL Group's carbon footprint. We are therefore committed to achieving climate neutrality at all our locations around the world.

STIHL Climate Objective

To meet our climate objective, we are initially focusing on the energy consumption within our value chain that we can control directly. This comprises direct emissions (scope 1 in the terms of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol GHG) resulting from the combustion of gas and oil to heat buildings and during manufacturing processes, assembly and product development, as well as from the fuel used by vehicle fleets and from coolant leaks. In addition, we are also including indirect emissions (scope 2, electricity and district heating). In 2019, the scope 1 and 2 emissions from STIHL production companies and the Dieburg distribution centre (Germany) amounted to some 90,000 tonnes.

Emissions occurring in activities further upstream and downstream in the value chain (scope 3), such as the acquisition and manufacture of raw materials or the use and disposal of products, are not something we can control by ourselves. Nevertheless, STIHL is assuming responsibility by clearly defining areas of future action for the supply chain and product use as well as end-of-life measures.

STIHL climate strategy timetable

Long-term goal

In terms of emissions from up- and downstream processes (scope 3) outside STIHL’s actual area of activity, we are currently evaluating the potential for reductions with the ambitious aim of reaching climate neutrality well before 2050 and ahead of the schedule set out in the Paris Agreement.

The path to climate neutrality

To achieve the objective of climate neutrality (scope 1 and 2), STIHL will focus on following pillars:

Green electricity

Energy efficiency

Energy generation

Mobility strategy