Danone is responding to the many challenges of global warming with an ambitious new climate policy that targets net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Our climate policy to date focused on our direct impact — production, packaging, logistics and product end-of-life. Now we’re taking the next step, expanding our focus to include shared impacts, and above all our agricultural inputs, which account for 65% of our carbon emissions.
To achieve our goal, we’ll cut emission intensity by 50% between 2015 and 2030, and we’ll begin reducing absolute levels before 2025. How? To start, we plan to eliminate deforestation from our supply chain by 2020. We’re also planning to make our supply cycles more resilient and better able to withstand systemic risks from soil, farming, the water cycle and other sources. In addition to making cuts, we’re also working with our partners to create programs for sequestering carbon in agriculture, forests and natural ecosystems, along the lines of the initiatives sponsored by the Livelihoods Fund. Finally, we want to help the world develop healthy eating habits while promoting sustainable use of natural resources.