At South Pole, our mission is to accelerate the transition to a climate-smart society. We believe that a more prosperous future is within reach, but only if everyone plays their part today.
We've helped organisations big and small play their part since 2006, with meaningful climate action being central in everything we do. To see just one example of the positive impact we've created with partners and clients, visit our projects page.
But we also need to walk the talk. That's why we've built a robust sustainability policy into our business strategy. Driving sustainability both on the inside and the outside helps achieve our vision of climate action for all.
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.
We're honored to have our work and our brilliant team of leading climate experts recognized by industry peers and leading sustainability awards.
Every day, in over 20 countries, we help our clients create tens of thousands of jobs in developing countries,
channel hundreds of millions of dollars in new green business models, and improve living conditions for people around the world.