Fresh Del Monte Produce Works Toward 2030 Sustainability Goals; Hans Sauter Comments
MIAMI, FL - Working with Mother Earth has always been crucial to the agriculture industry; however, in more recent years caring for the planet while maintaining that synergy has become vital for suppliers and consumers alike. To highlight its advancements toward its sustainability goals, Fresh Del Monte Produce recently released its 2021 Sustainability Report, highlighting its technology solutions and innovative practices on the road to becoming more efficient and sustainable.
“Our strengths lie in creating sustainability programs with a holistic approach to conserve the full ecosystem, which is vital for both the success of our business and the planet,” said Hans Sauter, Chief Sustainability Officer, Senior Vice President, R&D and Agricultural Services. “As our efforts continue to evolve, we are proud of the transformative steps taken, including our commitment to the Science Based Target initiative, to continue making a positive impact on our society, communities, and the environment. A lot remains to be done, and that is why we are partnering with other organizations and calling on our vendors and customers to join us in transforming our food system.”
For the first time, Fresh Del Monte’s report was in alignment with the Sustainable Accounting Standards Board (SASB) with Agricultural Products for the food and beverage industry, a release stated. The report was also in reference to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), including mapping to the sector standard for agriculture, aquaculture, and fishing.
Overall, Fresh Del Monte has continued to make progress toward its goal of reducing food waste by 50 percent by 2030, with 95 percent of its food waste diverted from the landfill. Over the past year, the company reduced food waste by 13 percent.
The supplier has also made significant strides after its targets were approved by the Science Based Targets initiative, including the reduction of Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 22 percent compared to its 2019 baseline, just 5.5 percent short of its 2030 goal.
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