Columbus Ohio based leading US steel processor Worthington Industries has announced plans to set greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets that are aligned with a 1.5 degree Celsius science-based target, setting a pathway to net-zero emissions by 2050. The Company will apply to the Science Based Targets initiative to attain formal verification later this year.Worthington also announced that the Company will strategically focus on products and services that support reductions in GHG emissions including its automotive lightweighting technologies, electrical steel laminations for electric vehicles, transformers and wind turbines, gas containment systems for the growing hydrogen ecosystem and connected products that support reduced fuel consumption.Worthington is in the process of conducting an environmental, social and governance materiality assessment and assessments of Scopes 1, 2 and 3 calculations that will be used as a basis for emissions reduction targets and to identify priorities for future action. After assessments are complete, Worthington will begin the target setting process and develop a roadmap for emission reductions. The Science Based Targets initiative is a global body enabling businesses to set ambitious emissions reduction targets in line with the latest climate science. It is focused on accelerating companies across the world to halve emissions before 2030 and achieve net-zero emissions before 2050. The initiative is collaboration between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute and the World Wide Fund for Nature and is one of the We Mean Business Coalition commitments. The SBTi defines and promotes best practices in science-based target setting, offers resources and guidance to reduce barriers to adoption, and independently assesses and approves companies’ targetsHeadquartered in Columbus in Ohio, Worthington operates 58 facilities in 16 states and nine countries, sells into over 90 countries. Worthington is North America’s premier value-added steel processor and producer of laser welded solutions and electrical steel laminations that provide light weighting, safety critical and emission reducing components to the mobility market.