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Dairy producer Emmi aims to slash CO2 emissions by 25% by 2020

Dairy producer Emmi aims to slash CO2 emissions by 25% by 2020 | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Dairy producer, Emmi, plans to reduce its global CO2 emissions by 25% by 2020 thanks to the progress of its Swiss subsidiary Mittelland Molkerei. The Swiss firm said that it has taken “a major step forward towards achieving this target” by connecting Mittelland Molkerei in Suhr, Switzerland, to the local district heating network. Through the partnership, Emmi will reduce its CO2 emissions by 5,000 tonnes annually, corresponding to around 12% of Emmi’s CO2 emissions in 2017.

EcoVadis's insight:

Emmi has taken a step further to achieve its objectives that is to be fully transparent with regards to CO2 emissions and protecting the environment.

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EU needs to shut all coal plants by 2030, or will vastly overshoot Paris Agreement

EU needs to shut all coal plants by 2030, or will vastly overshoot Paris Agreement | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Climate Analytics has calculated that to stay within the Paris Agreement’s long term temperature limits of “well below” 2˚C and “pursuing efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C,” the EU’s C02 emissions budget for coal in the power sector is around 6.5Gt by 2050. The EU will exceed its Paris Agreement-compatible coal emissions budget by 85% if its existing coal-fired power plants continue operating to their full lifespan.
EcoVadis's insight:

The report  by Climate Analytics sets out the first science-based analysis of when and where each of EU’s 300+ coal power plants would need to be phased out.

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Supply chains tracking CO2 emissions will be required by law

Supply chains tracking CO2 emissions will be required by law | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Almost all the companies in the Agrifood business, considered in the CDP study on supply chain in 2015, are focused on reporting the emissions related to their direct activities (scope 1-2) however just a few are considering the emission associated with the supply chain (scope 3) where the emissions volumes are bigger.

EcoVadis's insight:

The latest legislative decrees in Italy promote sustainable agro-food supply chain: Carbon footprint, direct financial facilitation for the sustainable supply chains on the guarantee costs of the procurement and incentives offered to companies that have voluntary certifications such as traceability of the supply chain. Great to see so much effort from public bodies for cleaner sourcing!

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Ford Hits CO2 Manufacturing Emissions Reduction Target Eight Years Early

In 2010, Ford’s Environmental Quality Office announced a goal – to reduce the company’s carbon dioxide emissions from manufacturing operations by 30 percent per vehicle produced by 2025. Ford hit the target twice as fast as expected. The results are dramatic, with a global manufacturing CO2 emissions reduction of more than 3.4 metric tons from 2010 to 2017 – equivalent to greenhouse gas emissions from more than 728,000 passenger vehicles driven for one year.

EcoVadis's insight:

Great achievement by Ford!  Ford's next strategy will focus on increasing it’s use of renewable energy while maintaining it's energy efficiencies.

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Current policies will fail to decarbonise transport by 2050

Current policies will fail to decarbonise transport by 2050 | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

"Technology will  provide about 70 per cent of the possible CO2 reductions to 2050. The rest will come from doing things differently, and this is where there is still a lot of potential."
José Viegas, secretary-general, International Transport Forum

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Co2 emissions is expected to rise up to 60% in the transportation sector. Read more in the recent report.

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