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Heinz commits to going carbon neutral

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Kraft Heinz has committed to going completely carbon neutral by 2050 and is already beginning to promote sustainability across the business.

“As one of the world’s largest food and beverage companies, we take seriously our responsibility to slash our environmental impact in the face of climate change,” said Kraft Heinz CEO Miguel Patricio. “Through partnerships with leading NGOs and across our supply chain, we look to seize opportunities to reduce emissions and minimize our footprint, from the farms that grow our ingredients to the manufacturing facilities that prepare our products.”

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As a milestone on its way to the 2050 net neutrality goal, the company has announced that they are aiming to make a 50% reduction in carbon emissions by 2030.

There are a few key ingredients to their plan for carbon neutrality that Kraft Heinz is focusing on. The first is to promote sustainable agricultural practices, including a separate goal to source 100% of the Heinz ketchup tomatoes sustainably by 2025. By this time, they also hope to be procuring a majority of their electricity from renewable sources, to help reduce their carbon footprint.

Kraft Heinz will also be working with different suppliers to help reduce their carbon emissions, including making changes to their packaging to make it more sustainable. They will be making further announcements about their plans for future sustainability in 2023, where they will announce science-based targets for net-zero emissions.

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