Kraft Heinz has pledged to hit net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 across its operational footprint and global supply chain, with a 2030 goal of a 50 per cent reduction.
The business’ net-zero program will see it work to promote regenerative and sustainable practices across its agricultural supply chain, transition to circular and recyclable consumer packaging, and procuring its electricity from renewable sources.
“As one of the world’s largest food and beverage companies, we take seriously our responsibility to slash our environmental impact in the face of climate change,” said Kraft Heinz chief executive Miguel Patricio.
“Through partnerships with leading NGOs and across our supply chain, we look to seize opportunities to reduce emissions and minimise our footprint, from the farms that grow our ingredients to the manufacturing facilities that prepare our products.”
Kraft Heinz is the latest in a string of high profile FMCG companies to make such commitments, following Mars, Nestlé and McDonalds, but also made a pledge earlier this year to set science-based emissions reduction targets in 2023 which it still intends on doing.