J.M. Smucker has issued its 2021 Corporate Impact Report, introducing its new environmental impact goals, which are in addition to its previously announced packaging sustainability commitments, and sharing the progress on its commitment to positively influence the issues challenging people and pets.
The new environmental impact goals include:
- Reducing absolute scope 1 and scope 2 GHG emissions 28% by 2030 from a 2019 base year (the target boundary includes biogenic emissions and removals from bioenergy feedstocks)
- Reducing scope 3 GHG emissions 22% per unit of sold product by 2030 from a 2019 base year
- Achieving TRUE certification at 100% of sites by 2030
- Reducing energy intensity at company-owned facilities 5% by 2025 from a 2019 base year
- Reducing water intensity at company-owned facilities 5% by 2025 from a 2019 base year
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“We recognize our stakeholders have significant expectations for the positive impact we must make on society; however, the expectations we have for ourselves are even higher,” says Mark Smucker, president and chief executive officer. “The work of our employees and partners to deliver on our Thriving Together agenda amid the unprecedented circumstances of the past year has been an inspiration to me and my leadership team. It also provides us with confidence in our ability to continue to make a meaningful, positive impact on the issues our communities face.
“These new goals build on our progress while challenging us to enhance the positive impact we can make. A great example is our greenhouse-gas-emissions goals, which were developed using the Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTi). The use of science-based targets allows us to leverage established standards and supports our commitment to long-term resiliency.”