Climate change has emerged as one of the major challenges of our time. According to scientists, by 2100, current trends would lead to the extinction of many species, threaten food security and compromise human activities. In fact, climate change is already happening and affecting our daily lives: increased temperatures, droughts, more frequent and intense storms, these are clear signals which show the urgent need for concrete actions to mitigate carbon emissions and climate change.
Therefore, countries with the largest share of contribution to carbon emissions have committed to reduce their GHG emissions under the 2015 Paris Agreement. The underlying long-term goal is to keep the rise in temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels, and to work towards a 1.5 °C limit in order to reduce the effects of climate change. The only way to achieve this is to transition toward a low emissions economy. Let’s be clear: this will require all of us to act. We, companies, also have a role to play in the path to a more resilient planet.
The Food & Beverage sector, along with its upstream Agricultural component, are considered key actors when it comes to bringing positive solutions to curb carbon emissions and build resilience to production systems throughout the value chain. As one of the world’s leader in the Food & Beverage sector, and the biggest dairy company, we believe that our size is a strength that presents opportunities to tackle climate change: through collaboration with our entire value chain, we can make a significant positive impact and accelerate the transition to reduced carbon models.
In order to deliver on our ambitions, we have set ourselves some goals: we engaged into SBTi, heading for Carbon Net Zero by 2050. In the meanwhile, 2 steps will pave our way: at least -25% GHG emissions by 2025 (scope 1&2), and at least -50% by 2033.
Discover more about our vision, guiding principles, approach and ambitions in our Lactalis Group Climate Policy.