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The U.S. meatpacker has announced its ambition to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across its global operations and supply chain by 2050. This and the release of the company’s fiscal year 2020 Sustainability Progress Report underscores its commitment to combatting the growing climate crisis.
John Tyson, Chief Sustainability Officer at Tyson Foods said: “As the first U.S.-based protein company in the food and beverage sector to have an emissions reduction target approved by the Science Based Targets initiative, we hope to continue to push the industry as a leader and remain committed to making a positive impact on our planet, with our team members, consumers and customers, and in the communities we serve.”
The move to net zero is an expansion of the company’s current science-based target of achieving a 30% GHG emissions reduction by 2030, which is aligned with limiting global temperature rise to 2℃. Key areas the company will be prioritising to meet this goal include:
Tyson Foods’ new ambition, along with the company’s existing sustainability goals, is aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. As part of its ongoing work in this space, Tyson will continue its involvement in World Wildlife Fund Forest Land and Agriculture (FLAG) Consultative Group and continue partnerships and collaborations with organisations such as World Resources Institute, The Nature Conservancy, Environmental Defense Fund and World Wildlife Fund.