Commercial, Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions - March 14, 2023
HelloFresh Commits to Setting Carbon Reduction Goals
HelloFresh, a meal kit provider, announced a new commitment to set science-based emissions reduction targets.
The company also set interim goals for reducing carbon emissions and food waste by 2025, which includes reducing emissions from the HelloFresh Group’s meal kit production facilities by 66% per euro revenue from a 2019 baseline by the end of 2025 and food waste from the HelloFresh Group’s meal kit production facilities by 52% per euro revenue from a 2019 baseline by the end of 2025.
HelloFresh also plans to lower emissions from HelloFresh’s other businesses' production facilities by 30% per euro revenue from a 2021 baseline by the end of 2025 and reduce food waste from HelloFresh’s other businesses' production facilities by 56% per euro revenue from a 2021 baseline by the end of 2025.
"As a global food solutions group, we recognize the important contribution we can and must make in driving sustainable progress on climate change,” said Jeffrey Yorzyk, Senior Director of Sustainability, HelloFresh US in a statement. “By setting science-based targets, we are helping to do our part in reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees or less.”
HelloFresh continues to make operations more energy efficient and transition to renewable energy. The share of green energy consumed in HelloFresh’s distribution centers and offices in 2022 increased to 53%, from 50% in 2021 and 35% in 2020.
In the US, HelloFresh piloted a new software that optimizes energy use from refrigeration systems within its distribution centers. Refrigeration is the largest consumer of electricity within its operating facilities and HelloFresh is now rolling out the software across all US facilities.
HelloFresh US has also sourced renewable electricity for 100% of its facilities since 2020.
HelloFresh’s continued efforts in 2022 led to a 50% reduction in carbon emissions from its meal kit production facilities per euro revenue compared to a 2019 baseline, which means the company almost met its ambitious goals for 2022 of a 60% reduction.