Sustainability Cargill expands climate change commitments

by Editor fleischwirtschaft.com
Friday, December 06, 2019
To reduce its climate impact, Cargill is focused on targeted supply chain interventions, programming and policy solutions benefiting farmers, customers and the broader food system.
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To reduce its climate impact, Cargill is focused on targeted supply chain interventions, programming and policy solutions benefiting farmers, customers and the broader food system.

In alignment with its climate commitment, Cargill has adopted a Scope 3 target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in its global supply chains by 30% per t of product by 2030.

To reduce its climate impact, Cargill is focused on targeted supply chain interventions, programming and policy solutions benefiting farmers, customers and the broader food system.

Accelerating sustainable progress in beef

Cargill is building on the efficiency of the North American beef industry, which is already 35% more efficient from a GHG perspective than the global average, by establishing programs around grazing management, feed production and food waste reduction.

The BeefUp Sustainability initiative aims to achieve a 30% GHG reduction per pound of product produced by 2030. The company will work hand-in-hand with farmers, ranchers and innovators across the beef supply chain to accelerate adoption of practices known to improve sustainability outcomes, like soil health and carbon storage.

As an early step, it is sponsoring the Yield Lab Institute’s Manure Innovation Challenge. The challenge will guide start-ups with solutions that capture the value from manure-based nutrients, fiber, and energy on an expedited path to market, while creating on-farm profitability. 

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