Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions, Industrial - October 27, 2022
Fresh Del Monte Produce Progresses on Emission Goals
Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc., a vertically integrated producer, marketer and distributor of fruit and vegetables, continues to make progress toward its goal of reducing food waste by 50% by 2030.
The company announced that 95% of its food waste was diverted from landfill and its overall food waste was reduced by 13% last year. Significant strides have also been made since the company’s targets were approved by the Science Based Targets initiative, including the reduction of Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 22% compared with its 2019 baseline, only 5.5 percentage points shy of its 2030 goal.
“Our strengths lie in creating sustainability programs with a holistic approach to conserve the full ecosystem, which is vital for both the success of our business and the planet,” said Hans Sauter, Chief Sustainability Office, Senior Vice President, R&D and Agricultural Services, in a statement. “As our efforts continue to evolve, we are proud of the transformative steps taken, including our commitment to the Science Based Target initiative, to continue making a positive impact on our society, communities and the environment. A lot remains to be done, and that is why we are partnering with other organizations and calling on our vendors and customers to join us in transforming our food system.”
Details were provided in its 2021 Sustainability Report, reporting for the first time in alignment with the Sustainable Accounting Standards Board (SASB) within Agricultural Products for the food and beverage industry and reports in reference to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), including mapping to the sector standard for Agriculture, Aquaculture, and Fishing.