Carbon Neutrality - Acting Against Global Warming
Acting Against Global Warming
Valrhona’s Carbon Footprint Report carried out in 2018 revealed that the company’s overall greenhouse gas emissions were as high as 191,000t CO2e. Around two-thirds of the company’s overall emissions are due to cocoa cultivation, in large part because of deforestation practices used to clear land for new cocoa trees. To reduce the impact early in our value chain, we are committed to fighting deforestation and educating our producers about the best agricultural practices.
Our carbon footprint
|SCOPES||Emission areas||Equivalent tons of CO2||Distribution|
|1||Direct emissions from chocolate-making activities||2 636||1%|
|2||Indirect emissions from electricity purchases||117%||0%|
|3.1||Cocoa purchases||127 668||67%|
|3.2||Other purchases||30 737||16%|
|3.4||Upstream transport||4 746||2%|
|3.5||Waste generated on site||115||0%|
|3.6||Business travel||3 230||2%|
|3.9||Downstream transport||14 044||7%|
|3.11||Use of products||3 006||2%|
|3.12||Final stage in product life cycles||1 951||1%|
Key figures :
Our target is carbon neutrality.
Valrhona is gradually working towards this aim by setting itself a series of complementary objectives.
|SCOPES||Results||Reduction targets (2°C trajectory)||Neutrality objectives|
|SCOPE 1 AND 2||57% reduction in 2019 compared with 2013||60% reduction in 2025 compared with 2013||Carbon neutral by 2020.|
|SCOPE 3||188,000 tons of CO2 in 2018||Two-thirds reduction in emissions in 2025 compared with 2018||Carbon neutral by 2025.|
*Offsetting: actions undertaken with people outside of the business to compensate for the amount of carbon produced in a particular place