Poultry processor Avara Meals is extending its carbon footprint reporting to embody extra of its agricultural provide chain.
Having established a 2021 farm carbon footprint from a pattern of farms final yr, the extension is the subsequent step in its dedication to construct a whole footprint for his or her total farming base by 2025.
As a part of Avara’s work to finish a full and detailed report on scope three emissions, it recognized that agriculture accounted for 23% of emissions. This began with a pattern group of farms, overlaying 30% of Avara’s hen farming base. Avara stated that this yr’s footprinting train will double that quantity, constructing in direction of its 2025 goal, which is to have carbon footprint reporting in place for each farm of their provide chain.
Avara has lowered its scope one and two emissions by 24% and scope three by 17% since 2019.
Sustainability director Andrew Brodie, commented: “Increasing our footprinting train to 60% of hen farms is a extremely optimistic and vitally vital subsequent step on our ongoing journey to NetZero. For us to scale back our total footprint, it’s important that we perceive what it’s and the place it happens, and you may solely obtain this by measuring it. Knowledge has at all times been on the coronary heart of our environmental discount plans and this venture will ship correct, sturdy and accessible info on the profile of our farms scope three emissions, serving to us and our suppliers drive significant change collectively”.
David Neilson, agricultural director at Avara, added: “A partnership method with our suppliers and clients is the important thing to driving change in our scope three emissions, so it’s been actually pleasing to see our farmers backing this initiative and dealing carefully alongside us to construct a clearer image of our wider footprint”.