ISRAEL, Rehovot. Aleph Farms announced its new sustainability strategy: to eliminate emissions associated with its meat production by 2025 and reach the same net-zero emissions across its entire supply chain by 2030. The company cultivates real steak without harming animals or the environment.
It is calculated that food production is responsible for over a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions. Agriculture uses half of the world’s habitable land and 70% of the freshwater withdrawals. In addition, 94% of mammal biomass (excluding humans) is livestock: outweighing wild mammals by a factor of 15-to-1 while posing a threat to the conservation of biodiversity in a global ecosystem. Aleph Farms’ move sets to limit global warming to 1.5 °C as targeted under the Paris climate agreement and translate the European Green Deal resolutions into actionable climate practices that decrease ecological footprints of food production on a global scale.
The company outlined a series of efforts and achievements it will leverage to reach its goals:
• Sustainability Advisory Board: The Company gathered top-level thought leaders from around the world to solicit views, reach objectives and implement its holistic approach to sustainability across the ecosystem’s entire value chain.
• Z-Board: In February, the Company announced the establishment of its ‘Z-Board’ – a dialogue platform that engages Generation Z leaders in the vision development for future generations.
• Sustainable Production and Process Design: The Company is collaborating with Black & Veatch, a global engineering and construction company, to build a resilient, compliant, and sustainable infrastructure for large-scale production with foundational principles of circular economy and renewable energy.
“At a time when the occurrence of regional and global crisis is increasing - African Swine Fever, Australia fires, Covid-19 – food system resilience is at the core of Aleph Farms' vision and the key to building a better future for generations that follow,” says Didier Toubia, Co-Founder and CEO of Aleph Farms. “We have to rethink the way we use our natural resources, but our sustainability approach encompasses not only aggressive environmental goals. It also targets social, nutritional and economic objectives. We are identifying challenges and bottlenecks, engaging with experts and youth leaders, raising awareness and driving innovation across the entire value chain in order to accelerate the necessary global transition of our food system into the right direction.”