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Boston, December 30, 2021 — Kraft Heinz, one of the world’s largest food and beverage companies, has announced plans to reduce emissions 50% by 2030 and achieve net zero emissions by 2050, fulfilling part of a commitment secured in response to a 2020 Green Century° shareholder resolution.
Importantly, these targets apply not only to its Scope 1 and 2 emissions (or emissions from its operations and purchased energy), but also to its Scope 3, or value chain, emissions, which make up approximately 95% of Kraft Heinz’s total emissions.
Green Century Shareholder Advocate Thomas Peterson issued the following statement:
“Kraft Heinz’s commitment to reduce its emissions 50% by 2030 and to net zero by 2050 is an important step, and the inclusion of Scope 3 emissions in these targets is particularly laudable. Just a year ago, Green Century filed a shareholder proposal calling on Kraft Heinz to set absolute Scope 3 emissions reduction targets, which the company lacked at the time, and to take further action to address deforestation in its supply chains.
“We withdrew the proposal after securing commitments from the company that it would take important steps to address these risks, and are pleased to see that the company is beginning to announce ambitious goals. We are encouraged by Kraft Heinz’s plan to seek validation of its emissions targets under the Science Based Targets initiative’s (SBTi) Net-Zero Standard, and hope comprehensive action on deforestation is forthcoming.”
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