We can already see the impacts of climate change in weather patterns and more frequent extreme weather events. This affects everyone, from the farmers who supply our raw materials to the consumers who enjoy our products. That's why we are committed to climate action that lessens our environmental impact in our own operations and along our value chain.
In our own operations, direct greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Scope 1) and indirect emissions from purchased energy (Scope 2) arise in our manufacturing processes, our warehouses, offices and restaurants, and from the fuel use of our fleet. More than 90% of those Scope 1 and 2 emissions occur within our manufacturing facilities. Our primary focus is therefore to operate our manufacturing facilities efficiently and reduce fossil fuel use.
Overall, our GHG emissions are primarily indirect (Scope 3) – our Scope 1 & 2 emissions make up less than 10% of our total emissions along the entire value chain. That’s why we are working with our supply chain partners to also address and reduce the GHG emissions that are beyond our immediate control. This includes, for examples, our efforts to choose responsible packaging materials for our products, or our Common Grounds supplier engagement programme of which climate change forms an important pillar.
We have committed to a science-based target through the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi) and aim to release our comprehensive climate strategy to reduce GHG emissions across the value chain later in 2021.