GHG Emissions, Industrial, Sourcing Renewables - January 27, 2023
McCain Foods Achieves Emission Reduction
McCain Foods has achieved its water-efficiency target, three years ahead of schedule, made marked improvements in CO₂ emissions reductions and enhanced its usage of renewable electricity.
The frozen food manufacturer’s use of renewable electricity is now up to 18.5% of its total electricity use with absolute CO₂ emissions reduced by 6% from 2017 (Scope 1 and 2) and a 17% reduction in CO2 per ton of product produced.
McCain has also implemented its Regenerative Agriculture Framework to support farmers and measure the adoption of regenerative farming practices in priority regions, established financing partnerships for regenerative farming in France and Canada, achieved an 8% reduction in CO2 emissions per ton from potato farming, storage and freight and improved water-use efficiency by 11% in water-stressed regions.
"Environmental and social stewardship are part of our DNA at McCain," said Max Koeune, President and CEO of McCain Foods in a statement. "The escalating climate and nature crises illustrate the fragility of our global food system with wide-reaching impact on consumers, growers, the land and communities. We believe agriculture can and must be transformed to safeguard our future and we are encouraged by the progress we are seeing in our sustainability journey."