HelloFresh has committed to new emissions and food waste reduction targets within its new 2022 non-financial report today, in line with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).
The report demonstrates the company’s global progress in further decreasing its environmental impact, and presents new goals for further reducing carbon emissions and food waste by 2025.
The meal kit company reduced carbon emissions from its production facilities by 50%, and reduced its food waste sent to landfill or incineration by 42% globally in 2022.
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It comes as a result of its continued investment into green energies. So far this year, HelloFresh has opened a new distribution centre with a sustainable water-cooling system, and trialled its own delivery fleet with EV charging points to improve efficiency of deliveries and further reduce carbon emissions.
The trial will reduce environmental impact by using its own refrigerated vehicles and lessen the need for insulated packaging, conforming to the rules of the SBTi.
The share of green and renewable energy consumed in HelloFresh’s distribution centres and offices increased to 53% last year, from 50% in 2021 and 35% in 2020. In recognition of these continued efforts, HelloFresh gained B Corp status in the UK in 2021.
“We recognise the important contribution we can and must make in driving sustainable progress on environmental and social issues,” UK CEO at HelloFresh, Adam Park said.
He added: “Setting ourselves science-based targets means we are committed to doing our part for the environment to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees or less, which marks a big milestone for HelloFresh.”
In other news, the recipe box provider said last week that it will no longer sell coconut milk from Thailand.