Kellogg Company has exceeded its greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goal one year early, shrinking its scope 1 and 2 emissions by more than 28% since 2015 and GHG emissions by 15% per pound of food produced.
The multinational food manufacturing company had originally set its first sustainability commitments in 2008, and in 2015 created science-based targets to help limit global warming to below 1.5°C.
“As a global food company, we have a responsibility to address the significant risks climate change poses on people and our planet,” said Amy Senter, Kellogg Company chief sustainability officer. “We’re proud of our progress and are working on multiple fronts to reduce emissions across our supply chain.”
Kellogg is committed to using 100% renewable energy in its operations by 2050. To date, nearly 28% of the electricity used in its food production facilities comes from renewable sources.
As part of this ongoing commitment, Kellogg has also supported more than 433,000 farmers worldwide to adopt sustainable and regenerative agricultural practices through its Origins programme.
In Spain, rice farmers have reduced their GHG emissions by as much as 45% through implementing new irrigation techniques and optimising fertiliser use. In the US, farmers in Illinois who planted cover crops “reduced greenhouse gas emissions to the equivalent of removing more than 13 million vehicle miles off the road,” the company said.