Kerry Group has adopted a new sustainability strategy which includes a determination to accomplish net zero greenhouse emissions by 2050 thus coming up with a new brand identity.
Kerry targets to reach more than two billion people per day with sustainable nutrition solutions by 2030 under its Beyond the Horizon scheme.
To accomplish this, the company declared that it will further improve and broaden its solutions portfolio throughout the nutrition spectrum, so as to produce better food and beverages with its customers and industry partners. Apart from this, Kerry has designed a framework which will evaluate its total portfolio against a wide array of nutritional criteria.
Beyond the Horizon comprises of sustainability goals that address key impacts by 2030 in the areas of circular economy, emissions, energy, nutrition and health, raw materials, and social impact.
Taking steps towards its net zero target by 2050, Kerry is determined to alleviate its greenhouse gas emissions by 33% till the end of 2030.
Other targets are- reducing emission intensity of the supply chain by 30% till 2030; making sure that reusable, recyclable or compostable plastics are being used for all packing purposes by 20125; cutting-down food wastage by 50%; and sustainably gathering all preferred raw materials by 2030.
Edmond Scanlon, CEO of Kerry Group stated- “The food industry plays a significant role in society and has long recognized the necessity to transform to tackle with the serious challenges including food waste, malnutrition, and obesity, all while facing an increased pressure on resources. Providing the right nutrition, in the right quantities, and in the right way, is how we will jointly get to the grips of this challenge.
“Beyond the Horizon, our 2030 sustainability strategy, will assist consumers to eat better, improvise our local communities and lessen the environmental impact, while also achieving both Kerry’s and our customers’ goals.”
Juan Aguiriano, head of sustainability for Kerry Group informed- “As part of Beyond the Horizon, we are fixing science-based climate targets that will see us cut down our emissions across our functional units and supply chains as we work collectively towards net zero emissions.
“We are supporting a more circular methodology on plastics and waste with an aim to convert all plastic packaging to be reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025 and we will make sure that all our preferred raw materials are sustainably collected by the end of this decade.
“Altogether, our allegiances will fabricate a world of sustainable nutrition, contributing to the target articulated across the UN Sustainable Development Goals to assist both the planet and society flourish. We perceive that this is not a journey we can initiate alone, and we are dedicated to work with our customers to co-innovate and create for more sustainable consumer edibles.”