Commitment to Science Based Targets initiative Friday 18 June 2021
Last April, Lamb Weston / Meijer published its new Sustainability Agenda 2030 and now the company is taking the next step. In partnership with Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. the company announces its formal commitment to the so-called 'Science Based Targets initiative' (SBTi).
Lamb Weston / Meijer's new 2030 sustainability targets, together with Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc's 2030 targets, will be submitted to SBTi for careful assessment and validation.
SBTi is an international independent initiative of, among others, the United Nations and the World Wildlife Fund, that supports companies in defining and implementing science-based climate goals, based on the UN Climate Accord of Paris.
'Together with our colleagues at Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. , we are convinced that SBTi helps us ensure that our company efforts to reduce our impact on the planet are carried out with even greater rigor and responsibility,' says Marc Schroeder, CEO of Lamb Weston / Meijer.
Lamb Weston / Meijer's Sustainability Agenda 2030 focuses on the following three key challenges:
- Balanced Diet. We support consumers in their transition to a balanced diet, as the potato is a very sustainable staple food to help feed a growing population. We retain as many of the naturally occurring nutrients as possible in the production of our potato products.
- Zero Waste. We strive for sustainable consumption and production to contribute to a fully circular food and agriculture. We halve our own food waste and use less or better packaging.
- Climate Action. We reduce our impact on the planet and people by further reducing our carbon and water footprint and source more sustainably.
To learn more about Lamb Weston / Meijer's Sustainability Agenda 2030 or to read their recently published Sustainability Report 2019-2020, go to lambweston.eu/sustainability.