Nature’s Pride and Berries Pride are the first trading companies in the fruits and vegetables sector worldwide to have their greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets validated and approved by the Science Based Targets Initiative. By having this acknowledgement, the companies show that their climate goals are in line with the level of decarbonization required to meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement and that they are taking the appropriate measures to limit global warming to 1.5°C. The Science Based Targets Initiative is a collaboration between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact (UN Global Compact), World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).
In 2018 Nature’s Pride and Berries Pride did a baseline study of her CO2 emissions in order to understand where reduction measures needed to be taken. Based on this, they set measures to reduce their CO2 emissions with 1/3 by 2023. These measures are defined for their facilities, but also for transportation, more sustainable packaging and reduction of food waste.
International network of ambitious companies
By having their targets validated by the Science Based Targets Initiative, Nature’s Pride and Berries Pride have joined a growing group of leading companies that are setting emissions reduction targets in line with what climate science says is necessary. By doing this, they want to motivate more companies in their sector to have their CO2 targets validated by the Science Based Targets Initiative.