CLIMATE: A VALUE CHAIN APPROACH

We measure our climate performance not just on our own operations, but across our whole value chain, including the operations of our suppliers and customers, and the end-of-life of our packaging. We are committed to reach net zero greeenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in our own operations by 2030, with the same ambition for the value chain in 2050, and we are developing a plan to achivee these.

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​We have set an ambition for net zero emissions across the value chain by 2050, supporting this with an intermediate 2030 target of net zero carbon emissions across our own operations.

We have consistently delivered on our climate goals, right from the first goal set in 2002, again in 2005 and we are on track to meet our 2020 goal. In 2017, we became the first company in the food packaging industry to have our climate impact reduction targets approved by the Science Based Targets (SBT) initiative. More recently, we joined the European Alliance for Green Recovery, the first pan-European call for mobilisation on post-crisis green investment solutions.

Ten years ago we set a climate goal to cap our 2020 impact across the value chain at 2010 levels, while growing the business. This helped us save 12 million tonnes of GHG emissions to date.

​Beyond climate

Beyond our climate goals, we are working with our suppliers to minimise our environmental impact by protecting biodiversity and ecosystems, and maintaining fresh water availability in our agricultural and forest supply chains. We are also working with our customers to help them meet their own goals by minimising water use, food waste, energy consumption and emissions.​

The CDP A List
In 2019, we were rated as a leader by CDP’s annual environmental disclosure and scoring process, widely recognised as the gold standard of corporate environmental transparency, for the fourth year in a row.

We were one of 179 companies – just 2% of the many thousands scored – recognised as a leader for actions to cut emissions, mitigate climate risk and develop the low-carbon economy. We were also one of just eight companies identified as a leader in preventing deforestation in supply chains via sustainable sourcing.​

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