Food technology and ingredients company Kerry Group said today that it has joined RE100, an initiative led by the Climate Group in partnership with CDP, to bring together the world's most influential companies committed to 100% renewable electricity.
This is a result of Kerry's recent commitment to source 100% renewable electricity across its operations by 2025.
CDP is a not-for-profit charity that runs the global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to manage their environmental impacts.
Kerry launched its Beyond the Horizon sustainably strategy in October where it announced that it aims to reach over two billion people with sustainable nutrition solutions by 2030.
The target to source 100% renewable energy is part of the company's commitment on climate action which includes a science-based target for the reduction of operational emissions by 33% by 2030 and to reach net zero emissions before 2050.
Juan Aguiriano, Group Head of Sustainability, said Kerry's vision is to be its customers most valued partner, creating a world of sustainable nutrition.
He said the scale of the challenge to address the growing climate crisis cannot be underestimated and requires a concerted global effort from all parts of society.
"The commitment to using 100% renewable electricity will have an immediate impact and will reduce our footprint by over one million tonnes of carbon between now and 2025, helping us meet our goal of net zero emissions before 2050," he added.