Ahold Delhaize pledges ‘net-zero’ on carbon emissions by 2040

December 1, 2022 EcoVadis EN

Dutch supermarket operator Ahold Delhaize stated that it is planning to reduce carbon dioxide emissions for its operation by 50% by 2030 and to become net-zero by 2040. The company also is seeking for its entire value chain to reduce carbon emissions by at least 37% by 2030 and to become net-zero by 2050, while ensuring that all of its climate targets are in line with the United Nations’ goal of keeping global warming below 1.5°C, Ahold Delhaize said.

“As a group of mainstream supermarkets and retailers, we want to provide customers with sustainable and healthy products, while keeping shelf availability and affordability top of mind,” Jan Ernst de Groot, Ahold Delhaize chief sustainability officer, said in a statement. 

“Our commitment is to future generations, to continue to play a leading role in the transition to a more sustainable food system,” he added. “We are proud of frontrunners like Albert Heijn, who inspire other brands within the Ahold Delhaize group, and the sector, to take sustainability performance to the next level in their market.” 

Read the full article at: www.supermarketnews.com

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