European bakery products manufacturer Baker & Baker has made a commitment to tackle its greenhouse gas emissions by setting a target year of 2040 to achieve net zero.
In addition, the company has set an interim target of a 42% reduction in industrial emissions and 27% in agricultural emissions by 2030.
Baker & Baker has undertaken a detailed carbon footprint exercise for its European Group activities and has defined its baseline carbon emissions for 2021. The company is currently mapping progress against this baseline to calculate its emissions for 2022.
As a manufacturer, more than 95% of Baker & Baker’s total emissions are indirect and fall within scope three and can be attributed to its ingredients portfolio. The long term challenge will be how to decarbonise the ingredients supply chain.
It will also be validating its net zero target within the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) later this year, ensuring its net zero roadmap is credible while aligning Baker & Baker’s target with industry best practice and climate science.
Updates on the company’s progress and decarbonisation initiatives will be published regularly by the business.
“Setting a net zero target is a significant milestone for Baker & Baker,” explained John Lindsay, CEO of Baker & Baker. “Our net zero target of 2040 is line with many of our customers’ commitments as well as the Food & Drink Federation (FDF), and demonstrates our ambition to decarbonise our business operations whilst contributing positively towards tackling the climate emergency.”
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