Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions, Industrial  -  August 8, 2019

Stonyfield Organic sets 30 by 30 goal

Stonyfield Organic, a leading organic yogurt maker, announced its science-based target to reduce absolute Scope 1, 2 and 3 GHG emissions 30% by 2030 from a 2017 base-year.

We know there is great urgency to solve climate change," said Lisa Drake, director of sustainability Innovation at Stonyfield Organic, in a statement. "A healthy planet is one of Stonyfield's guiding tenets, and we're proud to be among the earliest corporations to take significant action toward driving down global greenhouse gas emissions. As a member of the Ceres BICEP Network since 2009, Stonyfield is equally as committed to advocating for policies that will help the U.S. reduce emissions at the pace and scale necessary to tackle climate change. We are hopeful that more North American companies will join us in making science-based targets a standard business practice to ensure the U.S. remains a global leader in reducing carbon emissions."

Stonyfield recently announced its leadership role in developing OpenTEAM, a new technology platform to help farmers everywhere improve soil health and trap carbon from the atmosphere in the soil, which will play a critical role in helping the company achieve its 30 by 30 target carbon reduction. In addition to the agriculture sector, Stonyfield Organic's carbon reduction efforts will also focus on the areas of energy, waste, packaging, and logistics.

Stonyfield Organic is one of just 50 companies in North America with an approved SBTi target. Globally, 232 companies have approved targets.

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