"We believe cycling is a force for good"

We believe that cycling is a force for good. One-fifth of all CO2 emissions worldwide are caused by transport: as the most climate-friendly mode of transport, cycling is playing an increasingly important role in decarbonising our cities. Our industry’s products and services are central for the mobility and sustainability revolution. However, our industry needs to speed up efforts to become as climate friendly as the product itself.

This is why, we are now launching the Cycling Industry Climate Action Pledge – an industry-led pledge for companies across the supply chain to measure their carbon footprint and take individual action to significantly reduce their CO2 emissions.

The UN Paris Agreement, signed by 195 countries, commits to keep global warming below the critical level of 1.5 degrees Celsius. To achieve this, GHG must be reduced by 55% by 2030, and 100% by 2050. The European Union has set a greenhouse gas emissions reduction target of at least 55% by 2030 compared to 1990. To be able to align with the UN and EU goals, our industry needs to take urgent joint action.

The Cycling Industry Climate Action Pledge has been drawn up by the CIE and CONEBI Cycling Industry Sustainability Expert Group and aims to challenge companies to take concrete steps towards significantly lowering their carbon footprint. That is why the pledge will be accompanied by the Cycling Industry’s Climate Action Guidelines: a step–by–step guide to support companies at the start of their CO2 measurement and alleviation journey. 

We pledge to:

  1. Measure scope 1 and 2 emissions, set a reduction target and publish it by 2025 at the latest.

  2. Measure scope 3 emissions (as a minimum step, your corporate footprint*), set a reduction target and publish it latest by 2030.

  3. Create and publish a reduction target, with a clear strategy and a timeline.

  4. Continually track performance and report progress achieved.

Our vision is bold and its success depends upon the coordinated actions of our industry

The race to sustainability has already begun and some of our members have made a good start. Just like a peloton, we’ll get to our destination quicker if we work together. Join us — no matter where you are on your CSR journey — in creating a genuinely sustainable cycling industry!

Be Part of the Cycling Industry-Wide Climate Action Pledge