Stonyfield’s Science-Based Target – 30 by 30!

We’re more serious than ever about our commitment to Make Earth Cool Again!

Make Earth Cool Again

Expanding on our long history on climate action, Stonyfield is proud to announce that we have had our greenhouse gas reduction target accepted by the Science Based Targets initiative.

Officially, Stonyfield’s commitment is to reduce absolute Scope 1, 2 and 3 GHG emissions 30 % by 2030 from a 2017 base-year.   Or in other words, we’re committed to reducing the carbon footprint of our operations and supply chain by 30%, even while we continue to grow!  Stonyfield’s goal aligns with the SBTi framework designed to deliver the greenhouse gas reductions required to keep global warming to 2°C, the key objective in the Paris Climate Agreement and what climate science shows is necessary to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.

Read more about why we are so proud of this commitment in our blog.

 

Science Based Targets Initiative

The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) is a coalition looking to drive ambitious corporate climate action including CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project), the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), World Resources Institute (WRI), and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).  To date, just over 600 companies globally have committed to align their GHG reduction efforts with science via the SBTi and 240 of these companies, and only 50 in North America, have targets validated by SBTi.   The validation signals emissions reduction targets that align with what climate science says is necessary to meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement.

 

Science Based Targets Logo

The Science Based Targets initiative is a collaboration between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).

 

Our Carbon Footprint

We’ve been measuring our carbon footprint since 1996, and have gotten more sophisticated in our approach over time.   Today we understand the detailed impact of our choices and can measure the opportunities we have to improve.  This chart shows our 2017 footprint and is the basis from which we will improve over time.

Stonyfield Carbon Footprint Chart 2017

 

Our Approach

Reducing our greenhouse gas emissions by 30% while we continue to grow is a big challenge.  Our ambitious plan focuses on reducing emissions in 5 areas of our business: agriculture, waste, logistics, energy, and packaging.  We know we can’t achieve this feat alone and will be working in partnership with our farmers, suppliers, customers and others to innovate and improve.   There will be much more to come so stay tuned!

Stonyfield 30 by 30 graph