Bidfood commits to science-based net zero target

Bidfood has claimed to be the first UK wholesaler to commit to a science-based net zero carbon target, with a a target date of 2045.

The wholesaler has joined the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) to reduce its carbon emissions. They will be joining more than 1,000 worldwide businesses within the initiative.

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Signatories to the SBTi aim to limit global warming well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels, with many striving to limit warming to 1.5°C.

People and sustainability director at Bidfood, Heather Angus, said: “For many years at Bidfood, we have measured and managed our Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions.

“As we continue to drive towards delivering service excellence for our customers whilst putting our planet first, we are really proud and excited to be working alongside Carbon Intelligence to widen our focus and management to include Scope 3, and to develop our carbon reduction plan with an aim to achieve net zero carbon by 2045.”

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Head of sustainability at Bidfood, Julie Owst, added: “This is a fantastic step forward for Bidfood; the global food system has a huge part to play in reducing global emissions.

“The degree of change needed to decarbonise is both huge and daunting, but the alternatives of extreme climate change are even worse. I hope our step forward compels other food organisations to join us.”


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