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Danone Facility Is World’s First Carbon Neutral Baby Formula Plant

Milestone is viewed as a major step toward achieving Danone’s goal of zero net carbon emissions companywide by 2050.

Danone Wexford, Ireland Plant

The Carbon Trust Global has certified the Danone Wexford, Ireland facility as carbon neutral — making it the first baby formula plant in the world to achieve this certification. A variety of steps were taken to attain the certification, including the installation of a biomass boiler, switching to 100% renewable electricity, and offsetting the plant’s remaining direct carbon emissions, as well as emissions from employee commutes, with Gold Standard certificates purchased through the Livelihoods Fund.

The result has been a 10,000-ton reduction in CO2 emissions compared to the plant’s emissions in 2010.

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