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Cargill Commits to Reducing Supply Chain Emissions

December 03, 2019 / Powder/Bulk Solids

American agribusiness Cargill said Tuesday that it is adopting a new target to lower the greenhouse gas emissions of its supply chain by 30% per ton by 2030. The company will use the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Standard to achieve the reductions. Scope 3 was launched in 2011 as a method for companies across the globe to gauge their progress on lowering emissions in their value chains. To meet its goals, Cargill plans to work with farmers on improving soil health and provide assistance to farmers on innovative agricultural practices, market access, and strengthening agricultural communities. The company also said it intends to lower emissions in its beef supply chain with grazing management, feed production, innovation, and lowering amounts of food waste. Cargill is also seeking to lower emissions from transportation, including maritime shipping, in all of its businesses and supply chains.