Bel’s Carbon reduction commitment and helping to build a more sustainable future
At Bel, we have been improving our practices in an effort to be a better steward of the environment and a positive force in the communities we serve. We are excited to announce ambitious, company-wide goals to reduce our carbon footprint in alignment with the objectives set forth with the Paris Agreement.
Faced with alarming findings from the IPCC, Bel is accelerating and redefining our ambition to address global warming. Bel’s commitment will involve a net 25% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions throughout our entire value chain by 2035, and the integration of carbon tracking as a tool to steer activities.
In the US, we are proud to further these goals through continued investment in sustainable agriculture and the fight against climate change in support of our commitment to healthier and more responsible food for all.
Bel Brands USA is going further with our stakeholders to build a sustainable future, including:
- Carbon Neutrality in BBUSA Plants by 2025: In 2021, we defined strategic roadmaps for each Bel Brands USA plant in an effort to reduce their environmental footprint through a combination of energy reduction, energy efficiency and shifts to renewable energy sources.
- Regenerative Agriculture Pilot Programs: We empower U.S. dairy farmers to continue their environmental stewardship legacy by giving them access to responsible practices and opportunities to help shape these on-farm practices. This includes our partnerships with Land O’Lakes and Dairy Farmers of America, both of which aim to implement and measure sustainable farming practices designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
- Diverse Product Portfolio: Our ongoing dedication to innovation and “goodness” is underscored through our robust and balanced portfolio which is divided into three categories – snacking, entertaining and cooking – in dairy, plant-based and fruit varieties.
- Working with Partners Committed to Accelerating Action: As we move our own carbon reduction goals forward, we want to ensure Bel Brands USA continues to partner with those who share the same Corporate Social Responsibility commitments and promote more sustainable habits. Bel Brands USA proudly adopted the U.S. Dairy Stewardship Commitment in 2019, further affirming our pledge to responsible dairy production.