Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions, Industrial - July 6, 2023
Berry Commits to Net-Zero Emissions by 2050
Berry Global Group, Inc. commits to achieving net-zero emissions across its global operations and value chain by 2050.
The company, which creates packaging and engineered products, seeks to lower its total Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions by over 90% and eliminate the remaining GHG emissions by 2050.
Berry set an interim goal to lower its operational Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 25% and absolute supply-chain Scope 3 GHG emissions by 25% by 2025. The company’s progress includes lowering its Scope 3 GHG emissions from its supply chain by 9% and Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 21%.
“Reaching net-zero emissions by 2050 is critical to avoiding the most catastrophic environmental, social, and economic impacts of climate change,” said Tom Salmon, CEO and Chairman of the Board at Berry Global in a statement. “As a global plastic packaging leader, we have a responsibility to protect the environment by minimizing the impact of our products, operations, and value chain as well as our business by limiting the exposure of our operations and supply chain to climate risk.”
Berry plans to reduce emissions by increasing its investment in renewable energy to decrease the use of fossil fuels, minimize the environmental impact of energy sources vital to manufacturing, continually improve energy efficiency to reduce overall energy dependence and take steps to electrify processes within operations that consume gas and fuel.
The company will also lower GHG emissions by moving away from virgin, fossil fuel-based plastic and using lighter weight, less carbon-intensive, circular materials, including recycled plastics and bio-based plastics made from renewable resources such as used cooking oil.
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