Fresh Del Monte BB #:111187 is excited to share the remarkable progress it has made on the road to achieving key 2030 goals the company committed to with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi)– goals that have become increasingly more urgent as the U.S. and countries across the globe experience intense heat waves and drought conditions.
The company was the first global marketer of fruits and vegetables to commit to SBTi in 2020 and has already reduced greenhouse gas emissions for scope 1 and 2 by 22% compared with its 2019 baseline through a variety of operational enhancements, including the purchase of six more efficient vessels meeting the most stringent emission control regulations.
With the addition of the new vessels, Fresh Del Monte estimates a savings of nearly 19 thousand metric tons of fuel each year. Significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions were also achieved in many of FDP’s facilities, including its poultry operation at NPC.
Currently, the company is only 5.5 percentage points from its 2030 goals, which is the reduction of emissions by 27.5% — a goal it intends to surpass.
“We’ve been seeing the effects of climate change and global warming for quite some time now and given the current weather conditions the world is facing, the urgency to address the growing climate crisis is stronger than ever,” said Hans Sauter, Chief Sustainability Officer and SVP of Research & Development at Fresh Del Monte.
“Although we are proud of the action we’ve taken to meet our SBTi goals, we want to encourage others to join in this fight to slow down climate change, and help conserve and protect the health of our planet and its natural resources.”
Looking forward, Fresh Del Monte remains committed to being a leader in agricultural farming, having made great progress on several other of its sustainability initiatives. The company is excited to release its 2021 Sustainability Report this fall to share more on its advancements and achievements, and to inspire others to build a more sustainable world.