Thursday, September 28, 2023

Danone is one of 6% of Spanish companies to adopt CO2 reduction targets validated by SBTi

Noting the progress of climate change and aware of its adverse effects, danon placed between 6% of Spanish companies that have adopted CO2 emission reduction targets based on science and validated by sbti (Science-Based Targets Initiative), a joint initiative between the CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project), the United Nations Global Compact, the World Resources Institute and the World Wide Fund for Nature, which bases its measurement and climate target criteria on standards set by science Is. ,

As B Corp Company With the largest and highest score in the FMCG sector, Danone is committed to a Integrated Sustainability Strategy, Through a holistic and transversal approach that takes into account the breadth of ESG criteria. To do this, they work with an advisory body made up of climate change experts who guide the company in the formulation and validation of its sustainability plans.

“We are convinced that sustainability without results has no effect and results without sustainability have no future. For this reason, science calls for setting objectives that allow us to achieve the most ambitious goals Promoting decarbonization and circular economy, is important to us. We will continue to foster alliances with leading organizations to reduce impact on the planet. Borja Lafuente, Head of Public Affairs and Sustainability at Danone Iberia.

Decarbonisation, a priority for Danone

The company positions itself as an actor in the fight against climate change and has set itself the goal of Accelerate the decarbonization of the region, It is an ambitious process that requires a great transformation, for this reason, it has set goals for 2025, 2030 and 2040 to guide the process in its entire value chain and achieve net zero emissions by 2050 Are.

In this way, Danone has become one of the first companies to set a goal 30% CO2 reduction by 2030 required to limit global temperature increases to no more than 1.5ºC above pre-industrial levels by the end of the century, a reduction that has been validated by the Science-Based Targets Initiative, in line with climate science and the objectives of the Paris Agreement.

This roadmap includes, among other things, achieving the goal 30% reduction in methane emissions from fresh milk by 2030The first food company to align its objectives with the global commitment on methane presented at COP26. In Spain, the company has spent more than 10 years transforming its agriculture and livestock model to contribute to the sustainability of the countryside.

Internationally, the company widely promotes energy efficiency in its facilities and operations through the initiative “Refuel Danone”, improving its energy efficiency by 30% by 2025, and increasing the use of renewable sources So that in 2030 half of its energy can come from these resources. An approach for which the company has taken a big step forward in terms of self-consumption in our country, recently presenting its largest and most powerful solar plant in Europe. Located in the Aldaya (Valencia) factory, it has a total of 5,680 photovoltaic panels reaching an installed power of 3.4MWp, and will reduce more than 735 tonnes of CO2 annually.

Circular economy integrated into the entire value chain of the company

Over the years, the promotion of circularity has become a fundamental pillar for Danone, linked to the sustainability strategy, but also to the business strategy. For this they have launched Initiative focused on redesign, reduce, reuse and recycle packaging and understanding the concept from conservation, extension of useful life and reclamation of waste.

A strategy that is present throughout the value chain: from the beginning packaging design, use of recycled materials and development of new materials, efficient management of resources, as well as promotion of recycling and re-introduction into the system to use it in new manufacturing processes. As a result of this effort, Danone has achieved great milestones such as reducing plastic in its Font Vela and Lanzarón containers by 43% or achieving zero waste certification at all its plants in Spain, guaranteeing that 99% of waste is recycled. is disposed of. Reproduced in the production system.

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