Arla gets Science Based Target approval

By Jim Cornall contact

- Last updated on GMT

The initiative defines and promotes best practice in science-based target setting.
The initiative defines and promotes best practice in science-based target setting.

Related tags: Arla, Sustainability

Dairy cooperative Arla Foods says its target to reduce total CO2 emissions by 30% by 2030 has been approved by the Science Based Target initiative as aligned with climate science.

Following the announcement Arla Foods said it now joins 27 food and beverage companies globally who have adopted science-based climate change targets.

A science-based greenhouse gas reduction target is in line with keeping the global temperature increase below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and pursue efforts to limit warming to 1.5°C, and thereby avoiding severe climate change consequences.

“In Arla, we have worked towards sustainable production for years. CO2 per kilo of Arla milk is already about half the global average, but our ambitions are even higher,”​ Kristian Østerling Eriknauer, vice president of corporate social responsibility in Arla Foods, said.

“That our target has been recognized by the Science Based Targets initiative underlines our eagerness and willingness to contribute to tackling climate change and to remain a key actor for a lower carbon economy. Arla will continue to chase our ambitions and targets, as we strive towards carbon net zero in 2050.”

The target covers the whole value chain from cow to consumer and addresses climate, air, water and nature.

The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) is a collaboration between Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), World Resources Institute (WRI), the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), and the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) and one of the We Mean Business Coalition commitments.

The initiative defines and promotes best practice in science-based target setting, offers resources and guidance to reduce barriers to adoption, and independently assesses and approves companies’ targets.

Related topics: Manufacturers

Related news

Show more

comments

Post your comment

We will not publish your email address on the website

These comments have not been moderated. You are encouraged to participate with comments that are relevant to our news stories. You should not post comments that are abusive, threatening, defamatory, misleading or invasive of privacy. For the full terms and conditions for commenting see clause 7 of our Terms and Conditions ‘Participating in Online Communities’. These terms may be updated from time to time, so please read them before posting a comment. Any comment that violates these terms may be removed in its entirety as we do not edit comments. If you wish to complain about a comment please use the "REPORT ABUSE" button or contact the editors.