Paulig is among the forerunner companies in the food industry, and we have science-based climate targets approved by the Science Based Targets initiative. We have stepped up to support the Business Ambition campaign for 1.5°C and committed to limit the global temperature rise to a maximum of 1.5°C in our operations and value chain. The targets Paulig set for the approval, were the most ambitious designation available through the Science Based Targets initiative process. Our ambition is that by 2030, we will reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from our own operations by 80% and our value chain by 50%.
All Paulig production sites to become carbon neutral by the end of 2023
Our ambition is to make all ten of our production sites in Finland, Sweden, Estonia, UK, Belgium and Russia carbon neutral by the end of 2023. In February 2021, we have achieved CarbonNeutral® building certification for our coffee roastery in Vuosaari, Finland and for our two factories in Sweden. The Swedish factories, which produce Santa Maria spices and tortilla bread as well as Risenta muesli, are Sweden’s largest of their kind.
To make the factories carbon neutral, Paulig has for example invested in energy efficiency, heat recovery and switched to buying biogas, renewable electricity and district heating. With these initiatives, emissions from factories have been cut by 98% since 2014. The remaining emissions have been offset by forest projects.
Paulig aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its value chain by 50 percent
The majority of our greenhouse gas emissions come from our value chain and are related to the raw materials used in the manufacturing of our products. That is why we engage in close cooperation with our raw material suppliers and partners in decreasing the emissions of our value chain. Our goal is to promote sustainable farming practices, look for new raw materials and partners and develop new business models that favour circular economy.
Packaging development continues to be one of the key focus areas for Paulig and our ambition is that, by 2030, all our packages will be recyclable and will be made from renewable or recycled materials. In Paulig’s own operations, the company will continue increasing the share of renewable energy as well as improving the energy efficiency and recycling rate.
Here are a few examples of our work for the environment and climate:
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