Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc., one of the world’s leading vertically integrated producers, distributors, and marketers of fresh and fresh-cut fruits and vegetables, announced that its emissions reduction targets were approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) as consistent with the levels required to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. The 27.5% reduction target covers greenhouse gas emissions from the company’s operations (scopes 1 and 2) and is consistent with reductions required to keep global warming to well-below 2°C.
Further, Fresh Del Monte committed to a 12.3% reduction for emissions from its value chain (scope 3) including emissions from purchased goods and services, upstream transportation and distribution, waste generated in the operations, and employee commuting.
Tackling #climatechange requires ambitious action from the corporate sector. As the first global marketer of fruits and vegetables to commit to the initiative in 2020, Fresh Del Monte’s science-based target proves the commitment to building a sustainable economy, by doing not what is easy, but what is necessary. Learn more about the initiative: https://lnkd.in/fxUDH6f
About Del Monte Fresh Produce Middle East and North Africa
The Del Monte group of companies in the Middle East and North Africa (“MENA”) is a leading producer, marketer and distributor of fresh and value-added fruits and vegetables and other fresh produce, ultra-fresh beverages and prepared food, refining the market and providing solutions for healthy eating. The Company’s agricultural and manufacturing practices are validated by local and international standards in sustainability, quality, food safety, and social accountability and comply with all applicable laws. The Company markets its products under the Del Monte® brand (under license from Del Monte Foods, Inc.), a symbol of product innovation, quality, freshness and reliability for over 135 years. MENA is an indirect subsidiary of Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. and is not affiliated with certain other Del Monte companies around the world, including Del Monte Foods, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Del Monte Pacific Limited, Del Monte Canada, or Del Monte Asia Pte. Ltd.