Lindt & Sprüngli to Set Net Zero Goals - Smart Energy Decisions

Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions, Industrial  -  June 20, 2022

Lindt & Sprüngli to Set Net Zero Goals

Lindt & Sprüngli plans to announce its Science Based Targets in 2023 and developed its first complete carbon footprint in partnership with third-party experts covering Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions in line with the GHG Protocol standards in 2021.

The group’s total GHG emissions (Scope 1, 2, and 3) reached 3.11 million tons CO2 equivalent in 2020. 

The emissions from the value chain (Scope 3) represent about 94% of the group’s carbon footprint: cocoa, other raw materials (such as dairy), transport and packaging being the biggest contributors. 

The remaining 6% are direct (Scope 1) and indirect emissions (Scope 2) mainly from the production of chocolate within Lindt & Sprüngli’s own factories. The group will work on its decarbonization roadmap and identify potential actions to reduce its emissions by taking this carbon footprint as a starting point.

“Climate change has the potential to exacerbate social conflicts and challenge agricultural production of raw materials. Our first complete carbon footprint has revealed that our greatest leverage to limit climate change is in our value chain, namely in sourcing cocoa and other raw materials, as well as in transportation and packaging initiatives. This is an important guiding principle when implementing changes in our organization to drive emissions reduction actions,” said Dieter Weisskopf, CEO Lindt & Sprüngli Group, in a statement.

Details were given in its 2021 Sustainability Report, which was prepared with reference to the GRI Standards 2021, a leading global standard for sustainability reporting.

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