Commercial, Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions - October 13, 2022
Blue Apron Updates Emission Progress
Blue Apron announced it became a carbon-neutral company by offsetting its estimated 2021 Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions.
The company also made a commitment to mitigating food waste which led to food waste representing an estimated 1% of Blue Apron’s calculated Scope 3 emissions in 2021.
Blue Apron set a goal to achieve 100% recyclable, reusable or compostable packaging in its meal kits by 2025 and has met approximately 85% of that goal to date.
The company conducted its first-ever sustainability materiality assessment in the first quarter of 2022 and its first SASB report is included as part of the Better Living Roadmap, creating a foundation to track Blue Apron’s progress.
Details were provided in its Better Living Roadmap, an inaugural environmental, social and governance (ESG) report. The report details Blue Apron’s ESG accomplishments in 2021 against its internal goals and includes the company’s first Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) report.
“Our Better Living Roadmap, in conjunction with our SASB report, demonstrates our commitment to transparency and our vision of Better Living Through Better Food™,” said Linda Findley, Blue Apron’s President and CEO in a statement. “While we are pleased with the progress we have made thus far and are proud of our example-setting standards, we know we can always improve and build upon each milestone. We look forward to providing updates on our progress in future reports.”
The Better Living Roadmap is a first step towards the company’s planned regular annual ESG reporting, with the next installment expected to be published in the first half of 2023.