Incitec Pivot on track for a 1.5°C pathway by 2030

Petrochemicals, Shareholder Engagement

  • By 2030 the majority of Incitec’s total GHG emissions will come from downstream Scope 3 activities (43%), followed by Scope 1 activities (32%).
  • Without further mitigation implementation, Incitec Pivot’s total GHG emissions will overshoot SBTs by 23%, pushing its 1.5°C pathway alignment towards a well-below 2°C warming scenario by 2030.
  • To close this gap the company’s engagement sensibly focuses on its customers as emissions from fertilizer use constitute 53% of its total Scope 3 emissions in 2022.
  • However, a wider engagement with suppliers and scrutiny of member organisations misaligned with the Paris Agreement is recommended.
  • A more detailed connection between mitigation projects and transition investments would enhance Incitec’s transparency and align the company’s efforts more clearly to its 1.5°C target by 2030, and subsequent Net Zero by 2050.


London November December 1: Incitec Pivot demonstrates a robust commitment to its climate transition with ambitious greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets and proactive risk management. The company’s revised transition plan aims to achieve a 42% absolute reduction in emissions by 2030 and Net Zero by 2050.

Incitec Pivot’s strategic allocation of capital and emphasis on resilience and diversification practices exemplify the company’s commitment to sustainable growth and operational stability. In addition the company exhibits commendable downstream customer engagement. However, there are gaps in policy alignment and its supplier involvement remains limited.

Incitec’s Climate Risk Assessment and Management, backed by strategic investments, reflects a credible approach to mitigation. Still, there is a projected 23% emission reduction gap between the company’s emissions trend and the Science-Based Targets recommended level by 2030, underscoring the need for intensified efforts to achieve its targets.

Improving the linkage between investments and emissions reductions is vital to ensure adherence to a path toward a 1.5°C scenario.

The assessment of the company’s climate transition risks and opportunities revealed that a clear path to mitigate the company’s thermal coal market exposure, in alignment with a 1.5°C trajectory, also remains uncertain.

In the short to mid-term (up to 2030), Incitec Pivot’s remuneration structure aligns with the 1.5°C transition goal; nevertheless, in Planet Tracker’s view the introduction of long-term climate-related remuneration would most likely incentivise Incitec’s Net Zero alignment by 2050.

In summary, Incitec Pivot appears to be on course for a 1.5°C pathway by 2030, contingent on the successful implementation of its mitigation projects.


This report is one of a series examining the climate transition plans of companies in the Climate Action 100+ list. This project is separate from, and not affiliated with, Climate Action 100+.

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