Jacobs

Verified to a limited level of assurance
Country of Headquarters
United States of America (USA)
Scopes of Emissions in Inventory
Scope 1, Scope 2, Scope 3
Pathway Roadmap Developed?
Yes – formally adopted
Status of Strategy
Implementing

Net-Zero Pledge

0%
0%
Pledge to Reach Net Zero by 
Pledge to Reach Net Zero by 2040
% progress
Scope of Emissions Included
Scope 1, Scope 2, Scope 3
Target Type
Entity-wide
Year Goal was Publicly Announced
2022
Target Status
Implementing Pathway Plan
Terminology Tags
1.5ºC Aligned
Carbon Neutral
Science Based
Net-zero Emissions + Science Based
Paris-aligned

Overall Net-Zero Target:

Jacobs commits to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions across the value chain by 2040. Specifically, to reduce absolute scope 1, 2 and 3 GHG emissions 90% by 2040 from a 2019 base year.

2040
2021
Implementing Pathway Plan
Same as inventory boundary
Same as inventory boundary
Purchased goods and services, Fuel- and energy-related activities (not included in Scope 1 and Scope 2), Business travel, Employee commuting, Investments
Market-based method
All operations in inventory boundary
Agreed-upon-procedures
Alignment with 1.5 degrees trajectory
SBTi

We aligned our PlanBeyond Sustainability Strategy with the UN SDGs and our GHG reduction targets with SBTi. Global Strategic Partner of the World Climate Foundation, a signatory to the U.N. Business Ambition for 1.5°C, and a member of SBTi’s Technical Advisory Group, CDP’s Supply Chain program, UN Race to Resilience and UN Race to Zero.

  • U.N. Global Compact – Participant level
  • U.N. Global Compact Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Coalition for the U.N. SDGs – Founding Member
  • World Economic Forum (WEF) Infrastructure and Urban Development Governors Committee
  • WEF Alliance of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Climate Leaders
  • Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) – Business Ambition for 1.5°C
  • United States (U.S.) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Green Power Partnership
  • Pledge to Net-Zero Alliance
  • CDP Supply Chain Member
  • Catalyst CEO Champions for Change
  • Science-Based Targets Network Corporate Engagement Program
2019
333,658
204,213
5785
49,309
149,119
Yes
Verified to a limited level of assurance

Interim Targets

Interim Target 
by 
2030
Type of Interim Target
Absolute GHG reductions
Scopes Addressed by Target
Scope 1, Scope 2, Scope 3
% of Reductions Committed To
70
Target Status
Implementing pathway plan
Near-Term Targets: Jacobs commits to reduce absolute scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions 50% by 2030 from a 2019 base year and commits to reduce absolute scope 3 GHG emissions from business travel and employee commuting 50% over the same timeframe. Jacobs also commits that 65% of its suppliers by spend covering purchased goods and services will have science-based targets by 2025. Jacobs is also committed to maintaining carbon neutrality and purchasing 100% low carbon energy through 2030, and our sustainability-linked bond framework includes more aggressive interim targets to achieve a 70% reduction in absolute Scope 1, 2 and 3 (Business Travel, Employee Commuting, and Upstream Fuel) emissions by FY2029.
333,658
2030

Pathways

General approach and action plan 
Roadmap Developed?
Yes - formally adopted
Status of Strategy
Implementing
General Pillars of Strategy
Energy efficiency, Offsets, Renewables or low-carbon energy, Customer education, Value chain engagement, Product/service transformation, Employee engagement/training/workforce development
Energy efficiency, Offsets, Renewables or low-carbon energy, Customer education, Value chain engagement, Product/service transformation, Employee engagement/training/workforce development
Year Adopted
2020
Terminology Tags
Carbon Neutral
Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs)
Pathway
Offsetting
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions
Energy Attribute Certificate
Decarbonization

Our PAS 2060 Jacobs Qualifying Explanatory Statement is regularly updated and includes a Carbon Management Plan. Jacobs also published its first Climate Action Plan in 2020, and released an updated in 2022 alongside our net-zero targets.

Goal 3: Good health and well-being, Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation, Goal 9: Industry, innovation, and infrastructure, Goal 10: Reduced inequality, Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities, Goal 13: Climate action
Yes

As part of our commitment to maintain carbon neutrality we have procured carbon mitigation measures equivalent to the amount of carbon emitted from our operations and business travel since 2020. Although we are actively reducing our carbon footprint in line with science, we have determined that there is a need to go further, faster by investing in carbon mitigation measures beyond out value chain. We invest in high-quality, verified carbon reduction projects that deliver co-benefits aligned with UN SDGs. We purchase from specified, audited sources, such as CDM and VCS, to ensure to double counting occurs, that the projects are actively removing emissions, and have sufficient buffers to ensure permanence where relevant. We expect our dependence on offsets and EACs/RECs will diminish over time through emissions reductions and other investments.

Energy/fuel management, Energy/fuel switching, Operational adjustments, Policy engagement, Value chain engagement, Market mechanisms, Internal strategies (strategies to reduce direct GHG emissions within Scope 1), No/low carbon finance or investments, Research & development, Adaptation/Resilience
Efficiency, Technology improvement
Renewables, Low carbon, No carbon
Overall operational efficiency, Employee behavior modification, Governance improvements, Workforce development, Policy engagement, Value chain engagement, Market mechanisms
Yes
Yes
No
Energy/fuel management, Operational adjustments, Market mechanisms
Energy/fuel switching, Value chain engagement

About

Jacobs

Description

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $14 billion in revenue and a talent force of approximately 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.

City of Headquarters
Scope of Emissions Included
Scope 1, Scope 2, Scope 3
UNFCCC Categories Included
Inventory Verification Status
Verified to a limited level of assurance
Company (For-Profit)
Consulting
10,000+
United States of America (USA)
Chelsea Hasenauer
chelsea.hasenauer@jacobs.com
50-500
Board of Directors
Entity-Wide (Operational or Financial Control)
GHG Protocol
CDP
TCFD
Yes
Global
Operational Control
Purchased goods and services, Fuel- and energy-related activities (not included in scope 1 or scope 2), Business travel, Employee commuting, Investments
2021
Fiscal Year
October
0
Location-Based Method, Market-Based Method
Stationary combustion of fuels in any stationary equipment including boilers, furnaces, burners, turbines, heaters, incinerators, engines, flares, etc., GHG emissions from mobile sources (e.g. emissions produced by the combustion of fuels in engines used for transportation, construction, agriculture, and forestry)., Intentional or unintentional releases from the production, processing, transmission, storage, and use of fuels and other substances, that do not pass through a stack, chimney, vent, exhaust pipe or other functionally equivalent opening.
Indirect emissions from purchased electricity, Indirect emissions from purchased steam, Indirect emissions from purchased heat
Verified to a limited level of assurance
Scope 1, Scope 2, Scope 3
Scope 1, Scope 2, Scope 3
Purchased goods and services, Fuel- and energy-related activities (not included in scope 1 or scope 2), Business travel, Employee commuting, Investments
-2
3

Energy and water consumption, waste and effluent, biodiversity and natural capital, inclusion and diversity

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