Nomad Foods has announced a series of “ambitious” new decarbonisation plans across its value chain, which includes a 45 per cent reduction in its scope one, two and three emissions across its operational line.
The frozen foods producer also intends to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 25 per cent in absolute terms.
The company also announced it will ensure that the top 75 per cent of its suppliers set science-based net-zero targets by 2025.
The decarbonisation targets are set to be compared against a 2019 baseline, Nomad Foods confirmed.
According to the business, all of its goals are consistent with the requirements to keep global warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius in line with the Paris Climate Agreement.
The new commitments follow the company’s “Eating for the Planet” sustainability strategy which outlines its previously set targets to achieve net-zero emissions.
“Every day, millions of households enjoy products from Birds Eye, Findus, Iglo and our other leading brands and we want to ensure that when consumers choose our products it’s a positive choice for them and the planet,” Nomad Foods’ chief executive Stéfan Descheemaeker said.
“As attention focuses on the COP 26 Climate Change Conference in November, we must all step up to the challenge of delivering a net-zero economy.
“I’m very proud of the work we are doing to collaborate with suppliers and deliver the wider change needed to help consumers eat sustainably.”