GHG Emissions, Industrial, Sourcing Renewables - July 15, 2021
Gerber Commits to Carbon Neutrality for Organic Products
Gerber announced on July 15 its commitment to carbon neutrality across its baby food portfolio by 2035 through collaboration with a third-party carbon neutral certifier, with 100% of its Organic portfolio and Natural pouches and glass jars set to be carbon neutral in 2022.
“For generations, Gerber has been committed to doing anything for baby, including taking action to help protect the planet, so babies can grow and thrive for years to come,” Tarun Malkani, President and CEO at Gerber, said in a statement. “The commitment we make today is the start of the next chapter in elevating the choices we give parents who are seeking food that is good for baby and good for the planet, harnessing the next generation of regenerative farming and sustainable business practices. Our commitment to carbon neutrality is an important step in our climate journey, which will continue beyond 2035.”
Gerber will reach carbon neutrality by implementing practices across several priority areas: regenerative agriculture, packaging, manufacturing and supply chain management, and recipe design, and by investing in high-quality offsetting projects.
Key initiatives in Gerber’s sustainability and carbon neutrality roadmap include:
- Optimizing energy use and sourcing 100% renewable electricity for our own manufacturing facilities and distribution centers by 2025.
- Assessing environmental impact as part of all new product innovations and introducing more products with plant-based protein across Gerber’s Baby Food portfolio.
- Planting one million trees in partnership with the National Forest Foundation and One Tree Planted in U.S. National Forests across 10 states.