The results of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report reinforce the need for businesses and individuals across the world to take steps to battle climate change. The goal is to lower global average temperature down to 1.5°C before 2050.
Many are participating in this challenge and aligning their campaigns to support the cause. One of which is taste and nutrition company Kerry, releasing their new sustainability targets as part of their Beyond the Horizon strategy. One of their main goals is to lower Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions from 33 to 55% by 2030.
All of their priority materials will be responsibly sourced by the same year, while any plastic used in production will be recyclable, compostable or reusable by 2025. Manufacturing facilities will be consuming lower fuels and food waste generated will be halved.
Along with these strategies, one of Kerry’s targets is for its sustainable nutrition solutions to reach at least 2 billion people.
Commenting on the announcement, Edmond Scanlon, Chief Executive Officer of Kerry, said, “Kerry is committed to not only working to reduce its impact on the environment but also to collaborating with its suppliers and food and beverage companies globally to help support them achieve their sustainability targets. Through the creation of technology solutions, the expertise of our people and innovative ways of creating tasty and nutritious food and beverage products, we are working with our customers to help them move along the sustainable nutrition spectrum so they too can reduce their carbon emissions, food waste or water usage. The range and complexity of challenges our industry is facing right now is unprecedented with every product requiring its own specific Kerry solution.”