Arla doubles carbon reduction target

It has increased its aim to cutting GHG emissions by 63% from 30% by 2030

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Arla Foods has doubled its target to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from 30 to 63% by 2030.

Since 2015, the company has reduced its emissions by 24% and now looks for a more ambitious target for the next eight years.

Verified by the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi), its new targets involve converting to fossil-free trucks, green electricity and low energy solutions for its farms.

It has also set an aim for having 100% recycled packaging for its brands by 2025 and to be entirely net zero carbon by 2050.

Peder Tuborgh, CEO, Arla Foods, said: “We are very pleased that the SBTi has deemed our target in line with what the latest climate science says is needed to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.

“Together with our farmer owners, we have a tremendous appetite for leading the decarbonisation of dairy, so that people can continue to trust and enjoy dairy products.”