Food and Beverage Sector
The food and beverage sector is under increasing pressure from consumers, industry and investors to take real and measurable climate action. Food production is responsible for up to 25% of all emissions globally1, and organisations across the sector are responding with ambitious targets to reduce these to zero. But this will take time.
Why act now?
With emissions needing to be halved globally by 2030, the food and beverage sector cannot afford to wait. As some of the world's leading brands, you are in the best position to help the sector take responsibility for its contribution to the climate crisis.
However, tackling climate change is not just a moral imperative for the food and beverage sector. It's also critical for business. For instance, 77% of consumers now say its important that brands are environmentally responsible2. Additionally, climate change poses a significant risk to food security, leading to potential issues with supply and increases in cost of up to 20% globally by 20503.
Carbon offsetting is an essential tool in enabling the food and beverage sector to transition to a low carbon future. This is because 88% of the sector's carbon footprint occurs within the supply chain1 - a huge challenge to abate quickly and at scale.
ClimateCare has first-hand experience providing outstanding results within this sector. We work with well-known food and beverage brands including Co-op and Innocent.
Our bespoke solutions can be aligned with your brand and supply chain, maximising positive outcomes for you, your customers and stakeholders.
We offer a range of services:
- We can help you take steps on the journey to Net Zero, providing 100% carbon neutral solutions to offset your company's emissions.
- We can support you in creating carbon neutral products by compensating for residual emissions. This will help improve customer loyalty and win new business.
- We can provide opportunities for project development, within or aligned to your supply chain (insetting).
Through a partnership with ClimateCare, you will be supporting the highest quality carbon reduction projects that deliver multiple benefits for people and the planet. For example, we work with Nature-Based Solutions projects that tackle issues surrounding deforestation, slash-and-burn agriculture, and unsustainable palm oil production. We have also provided hard-to-reach communities with clean cooking and safe water.
Carbon reduction project supporting the cocoa value chain in Sierra Leone
- UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates food production will have to increase by more than 50% in order to feed the world's growing population
- Climate change could lead to a 20% rise in food prices globally
- Food production is responsible for one-quarter of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, around 13 ¼ billion tonnes a year
- 77% of consumers believe its important that brands are environmentally responsible
- 56% of people would be more loyal to a brand if they could see steps were being made to reduce their carbon footprint2