Danone has announced that its facility in Wexford is the first baby formula production site in the world to be certified carbon neutral by the Carbon Trust.
This industry-leading milestone is a step towards achieving the company’s goal of zero net carbon emissions by 2050, the company said.
“At extraordinary times like the one we are living at the moment, it is more important than ever to protect the local ecosystems where we operate and create sustainable value for everyone," said Emmanuel Faber, Chairman and CEO of Danone.
"Our One Planet. One Health frame of action puts climate at the core of our growth model," he added.
In 2019, Danone said that it inaugurated a new sustainable, energy and water efficient production facility for baby formula in the Netherlands and announced an investment of NZ$40 million towards achieving 100% carbon neutrality of its spray drying plant for baby formula in New Zealand.
With the objective of achieving carbon neutrality, Danone stands at the forefront of those calling for the establishment of a biogas industry as a renewable alternative to natural gas in Macroom.
Faber said: "This is only a first step and we should accelerate even more to create a low-emissions, climate resilient future."
It is through key investments like this one that we take a step forward towards reaching this ambition,” he added.
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