Kraft Heinz: Half-Way To Its Sustainability Goals
‘It is during these challenging moments when true innovation happens’: Kraft Heinz ESG report outlines progress towards sustainability goals.
Kraft Heinz is making progress towards several of its environmental and sustainability goals including cutting the amount of waste sent to landfill by 15% in 2021 and converting 84% of its global packaging portfolio to fully recyclable materials.
Kraft Heinz is on track to its environmental and sustainability goals by reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill by 15% in 2021 and converting 84% of its global packaging portfolio to recyclable materials.
According to its 2022 ESG Report, Kraft Heinz has promised to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in both its operational footprint (Scope 1 and 2) and global supply chain ( Scope 3) by the year 2050. There is also a short-term goal of reducing emissions by 2030.
The company has made significant progress in reducing waste, and its goal is to reduce landfill intensity by 20% across manufacturing facilities by 2025. The company was able to reduce its waste-to-landfill rate by nearly 15% at the end of 2021 through methods such as recycling leftover packaging into new products and using sludge waste for composting instead of sending it to landfill.
The company is also focusing on reducing food waste, which accounts for an estimated 8-10% of global greenhouse gas emissions.
In 2018, Kraft Heinz has made a committed effort to make all of its packaging recyclable, reusable, or compostable by 2025. So far, they are on track with 84% of their global packaging meeting these standards.
Kraft Heinz’s sustainable packaging goal extends to their fully circular Heinz Tomato Ketchup bottle, which they plan to make fully recyclable by 2022. The bottle is expected to be rolled out, globally, starting in Europe, by the end of 2022.
The company is also focusing on developing more sustainable agricultural practices and responsible sourcing methods with the aim of including human rights, animal welfare, and deforestation.
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