The Bank has operating control over several companies. For the purpose of SBTi target setting, can the Boundary be set discretionary at either Group or stand-alone level or is the bank obliged to set targets on the Group level only?
Please refer to FI-C5 and Section 4.1 (on organizational boundary) in the Near-Term Financial Sector SBT Guidance.
FI-C15: It is recommended that FIs submit targets only at the parent- or group-level, not the subsidiary level. Parent companies must include the emissions of all subsidiaries in their target submission, in accordance with boundary criteria above. In cases where both parent companies and subsidiaries submit targets, the parent company’s targets must also include the emissions of the subsidiary if the subsidiary falls within the parent company’s emissions boundary, given the chosen inventory consolidation approach.