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Westfalia announces sustainability benchmarking drive

Leading avocado supplier Westfalia Fruit Group has signed up to SBTi and committed to set science-based sustainability targets within the next 24 months as part of its strategy to further develop its focus on sustainability and ensuring it is intrinsic throughout its global operations.

The SBTi organisation defines best practices in science-based targeting and is responsible for validating and measuring participant’s progress within a strict, detailed criteria.

“Over the last year we have worked hard to define best practices within the Group and accurately establish our environmental baseline,” said Johnathan Sutton, group safety and environment executive.

“This has included working with the Carbon Trust to determine the carbon footprint of key products within specific geographies, enabling us to pro-actively manage our footprint throughout our farm-to-fork supply chain.

“By determining clear and measurable targets that are aligned with climate science, we are confident the Group will successfully reach its goals of carbon neutrality by 2030 and ultimately recover lifetime carbon emissions by 2049”.

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