Nomad Foods takes Birds Eye view on science-based targets

The frozen food supplier has joined the UN’s ‘Race to Zero’ and set new environmental targets to cut carbon in its supply chain

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Frozen food giant Nomad Foods, the parent company of Birds Eye, has joined the UN’s ‘Race to Zero’ and set new science-based targets to reduce its emissions.

Verified by the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi), its targets include a 45% reduction in Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions per tonne of product produced, a 25% reduction in absolute emissions and to ensure that 75% of Nomad Foods’ suppliers have set science-based targets themselves by 2025.

The new targets build on its progress within the last year of reducing its absolute emissions by 11% and its prior commitment to halve food waste in supply chains by 2030.

By October of this year, Nomad Foods will move to 100% renewable electricity across all its factories.

Stéfan Descheemaeker, CEO at Nomad Foods, said: “We have a diverse supply chain that spans from fisheries to farming and accounts for almost 80% of our greenhouse gas emissions.

“I’m very proud of the work we are doing to collaborate with suppliers and deliver the wider change needed to help consumers eat sustainably.”