While vulnerable to climate change impacts, the global food system is also a significant emissions contributor. We’re taking bold action, committing to set Science Based Targets to reduce company-wide emissions across both our operations and supply chain.
In 2022, 100% of the electricity we purchased for use across our manufacturing sites was produced from renewable sources. All of our manufacturing sites are ISO15001 accredited for energy management and we have an energy management system that has helped us to identify key opportunities to reduce our footprint, such as on-site solar panels, LED lights and smart charging opportunities for electric vehicles.
However, we recognise that there is still much more progress we need to reduce our Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions in line with climate science. To deliver on these ambitions, we are modernising our technology, sharing best practices among our production sites and exploring new and emerging technologies, for example hydrogen power.
Climate smart potatoes
Like most food companies, a significant part of our total greenhouse gas emission footprint comes from our supply chain. In 2021 we partnered with Sustainable Futures and a number of our UK potato farmers to measure the on-farm greenhouse gas emissions from potatoes through the Cool Farm Tool, and to understand potential opportunities for emissions reduction. This work will help us to create a plan to reduce the carbon footprint of the potatoes we source and increase supply chain resilience.
Contributing to targets
- Our parent company, Intersnack Group, has publicly committed to set a Science-based Climate target. These targets are being submitted for validation by the Science-Based Targets Initiative*.