PepsiCo has announced that Quaker Oats is set to join the Linking Environmental and Farming (LEAF) Marque scheme.
The company reported that it will be supporting the membership of over 300 UK Quaker Oats farmers over the next two years in a bid to “encourage regenerative agricultural practices.”
According to the producer, LEAF standards require partners to establish an “improved environment” for water and air quality, soil health and biodiversity alongside the cultivation of high-quality food.
The initiative is set to see its farmers adhere to a “rigorous approach” to delivering an increase in sustainable farming.
The brand added that it will be providing additional support and tools to assist in the certification process and “put sustainability at the centre of their operations.”
“The expansion of our partnership with LEAF is an important step towards helping us achieve our Positive Agricultural goals,” PepsiCo senior director for sustainability Archana Jagannathan said.
“We’re working to innovate and optimise the way our crops are grown to save water, reduce carbon emissions and improve soil health.”
LEAF chief executive Caroline Drummond added: “By working together, we have a significant opportunity to deliver more sustainably-grown oats to consumers, while the industry plays its part towards reaching net zero and enhancing biodiversity.”