Updates to the SBTi's target dashboard on April 28th

On April 28th, the SBTi will launch updates to our Target Dashboard and data download – the open-source data on commitments and targets we update every week on our website.

The updates aim to support the SBTi’s work to enable greater transparency and accountability surrounding science-based targets. They will do this by:

  • Making it easier to understand each company’s status regarding their targets and commitments by simplifying the dashboard design

  • Making the data easier to analyze through a new data structure that lists each of a company’s targets and commitments, including historical commitments

You can find out more about the updates, including a sample of the new data structure, data legends and new designs, here.

The updates represent a significant stage in our wider program to improve our Target Dashboard, with additional improvements to be scheduled and informed by the needs of our stakeholders. We therefore encourage you to share your feedback on the updated dashboard.

We will keep you updated on plans for future improvements via email and in this forum.

We are committed to giving stakeholders at least one month’s notice of further updates, to give you time to adjust your processes accordingly.

We look forward to receiving your feedback on the updates.

This is really great news! Thanks so much for pursuing this update and improvement. Will the update also make absolute emissions data underlying the target available? And ongoing emissions data, to enable transparent / public / scientific tracking of performance against targets? Thanks in advance for information on this. Best, Bill

Thank you for the feedback. We are currently only able to publish data which we are permitted to share according to our contracts with companies which submit targets for validation. However, we are committed to enhancing transparency and integrity in holding SBTi companies and financial institutions accountable for their climate targets. We are continuing to explore opportunities to achieve this goal and will be sure to share information about future changes to the dashboard as soon as we’re able.

Thanks so much for this response, Toby. I appreciate SBTi’s efforts to enhance transparency in the future.

Given that the scientific method is predicated on the notion of replicability of results, which of course requires transparency of data, it seems contrary to the scientific commitment of SBTi to enter into contracts that preclude the transparency necessary for independent verification of targets and performance.

Could you please share the rationale for entering into contracts that preclude the ability to independently enact the scientific method in the first place.

Thanks in advance for your response.


Hi @tobyhopwood – tagging you to check in on a response to my above query: “Could you please share the rationale for entering into contracts that preclude the ability to independently enact the scientific method in the first place.” Thanks! Bill