South Pole is a proud member of the UN Global Compact and our sustainability policy guides day-to-day operations to ensure our environmental and social impact is consistently managed and optimised. We have set a science-based emissions target in line with 1.5°C global warming scenarios, which has been validated by the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi). However, we know that climate action is a team sport, which is why we've also signed the SBTi's Business Ambition for 1.5°C and the UNFCCC's Race to Zero initiatives to connect with like-minded organisations and to inspire others to join us.
We've committed to ensuring that, within the next 20 months, all of our default pension providers across our 18 global offices are sustainable. We're also on the road to global B Corp certification. In 2020, our entities in the USA and Australia became certified B Corps. During 2021, we will do the same in the UK, Netherlands, and German offices.