Companies looking to set targets rooted in rigorous science to improve their impacts on the natural world can now access more detailed guidance from the Science-Based Targets Network (SBTN), which yesterday refreshed and expanded its suite of technical resources.

Made available by the non-profit standards-setter via a recently published corporate manual, the updated resources include a new target-setting guide, which aims to set out a pathway for companies looking to set independently-validated goals in areas such as freshwater quality and quantity and the protection and restoration of land-based ecosystems. 

SBTN’s target-setting has been divided into five steps in the guide – ‘Assess, Prioritise, Set targets, Act and Track’ – with each containing methods, tools and resources to steer companies through the process. The first two steps help companies assess and prioritise environmental impacts before setting freshwater and land-based targets.

So far, SBTN has developed technical guidance for the first three

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