Leading the Way to Net Zero

Our Carbon Reduction Commitments

By 2025 we will deliver clear and immediate progress - via challenging interim targets.

By 2035 we will deliver substantial decarbonisation that is independently assessed and validated by the Science Based Targets initiative.

By 2040 we will achieve Net Zero carbon emissions.


I would see apetito's approach of committing to a science based target and then developing a clear plan as best-in-class.
Simon Miller
Managing Partner, 3Keel

Why Net Zero?


Helping to Lead the Way to a Sustainable Future

At a global level, Net Zero emissions are reached when anthropogenic (i.e. human-caused) emissions of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere are balanced by anthropogenic removals over a specified period.

​Footprint

Working with sustainability partner, 3Keel, we have mapped our current carbon footprint for 2020.
 
We now understand the origin and root causes of our carbon footprint across all 3 scopes, including not only our direct operations, but also our entire supply chain, both upstream and downstream.
 
Now that we understand our footprint, we are engaged on a series of mitigation projects to drive reductions.
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Targets 

We’ve had our targets independently validated and approved by the Science Based Targets initiative. This ensures that our rate of decarbonisation is consistent with the 1.5° pathway identified at the Paris Climate Agreement – and on the right path to Net Zero.

Following the SBTi approach:
 
  • We focus on significantly removing carbon from our operations, rather than taking the easy way out and just choosing to offset our emissions like many others
  • We include all three scopes of emissions – forcing us to address the carbon across our entire supply chain, both upstream and downstream, far beyond our direct operations. A recent report from climateaction100.org found that whilst nearly half (43%) of large global companies have set a net zero by 2050 target, or ambition in some form, only 10% of those targets cover the company’s most material scope 3 emissions
  • We commit to decarbonisation action now. A recent report suggested that only half of companies have actually set short-term targets

Mitigation 

As part of our commitment, we have set up working groups focused on removing carbon - across ingredients, recipes, packaging, manufacturing, storage and distribution, people and embedding.

Within these areas we are running a huge variety of projects including: reduced carbon menus for the NHS, our Wiltshire Farm Foods closed-loop meal tray recycling system, food waste reduction projects, electric vehicles, renewable energy, refrigerants and working with suppliers to reduce the carbon footprint of our ingredients – and that’s just to name a few! We are also focused on embedding carbon into everyday purchasing and investment decisions.
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There are undoubtedly some big challenges for the agricultural sector and the farming industries to reach Net Zero, but we believe passionately that this is the right way to do business and we are already making good progress on our journey.
Paul Freeston
Chair & CEO, apetito UK & North America

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