CLIMATE

Mapping Our Carbon Emissions

MINIMISING OUR IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT AND TACKLING THE CLIMATE CRISIS

We are committed to addressing the climate crisis and our priority is to take a rigorous approach and to avail ourselves of the best possible, third party expertise.

ASSESSMENT

We have drawn upon external expertise for robust methodologies to assess our emissions.

GREENHOUSE GAS PROTOCOL

We use the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG), a robust international methodology for measuring and managing GHG emissions throughout our whole value chain, to help guide us.

SCIENCE BASED TARGETS

We have committed to set science-based emissions reduction targets in line with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). That means they are aligned with the best available science on what is required to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C.

PATHWAYS TO DAIRY NET ZERO

In 2022, we also joined the Pathways to Dairy Net Zero initiative to work collaboratively across our industry to make an even bigger positive impact and accelerate the transition to a low carbon world.

OUR CLIMATE TARGETS

At least

-25%

greenhouse gases (GHG) by 2025 (scope 1 & 2)

At least

-50%

greenhouse gases (GHG) by 2033 (scope 1 & 2)

Carbon

NET ZERO

by 2050
(scope 1, 2 & 3)

SUSTAINABILITY PROGRESS UPDATE 2023

Find out more about our sustainability journey in our 2023 Sustainability Progress Update Report

OUR CO2E REDUCTION & CARBON NET ZERO EMISSION GOALS

PROGRESS

Our focus throughout 2024 has been on assessing our emissions, calculating our baselines & developing detailed roadmaps for our different scopes.

Only by understanding our current position can we build a detailed roadmap to reduce our emissions further.

We already know that 80% of our carbon emissions come from impacts related to milk and farming so throughout we continually conduct carbon audits to determine the carbon footprints of all our 150 partnering farms.

Now that we understand each farm’s carbon footprint baseline, we are now working with them on steps to reduce their impact.

Scope 1
Direct
Scope 2
indirect
Scope 3
indirect

Company Facilities

Company Vehicles

Purchased electricity, steam, heating & cooling for own use

Purchased goods & services

Capital goods

Fuel & Energy related activities

Employee commuting

Leased assets

Transportation & distribution

End-of-life treatment of sold products

Processing of sold products

Waste generation inoperation

Business travel

Investments

Use of sold product

Our CSR working group on carbon reduction has also developed detailed roadmaps for our different GHG emission scopes:

Reducing our greenhouse gases (GHG) at our sites (scopes 1 & 2): To reduce the carbon footprint in production to as low as practicable as measured by the appropriate UK carbon schemes by 2027.

Reducing our greenhouse gases (GHG) at farms (scope 3): Having established carbon baselines for both our organic and conventional producers, reduction plans are being developed to help our farmers achieve reductions in line with targets.

Reducing logistics emissions (scope 3): Our goal here is to work with our third party logistics providers and reduce carbon footprint across GB inbound, intra UK and GB outbound logistics.

SUSTAINABLE LOGISTICS

Approximately 3% of our UK GHG emissions arise from our use of transport, from farm to manufacturing facilities and to retailers. We are committed to continuously improving our performance to minimise these impacts.

OUR 2022 HIGHLIGHTS

CO2e Tracker Report
Minimised Product Reworks
Consolidation Of Warehouses
Created Backhauling Opportunities

CO2E TRACKER REPORT

Created a fully auditable and traceable CO2e tracker report. We now know the CO2e run rate of the different Group Lactalis operations in the UK (e.g. Lactalis UK & Ireland, Lactalis Nestlé Chilled Dairy and Lactalis Ingredients). This step is fundamental in helping us make progress.

Minimised Product Reworks

Consolidation Of Warehouses

 

Created Backhauling Opportunities

 

MORE ON OUR JOURNEY