Supply chain and agricultural emissions

Climate Smart Food Digital Summit 2022

Procurement and sourcing account for the largest proportion of food’s carbon footprint. For any business based on agriculture, the footprint of factories is likely to be a few percentage points of the carbon produced across the entire value chain. Food manufacturers and distributors are increasingly making commitments targeting Net Zero across their supply chains, including so called scope three emissions. But how can they cut the carbon cost of operations outside of their direct control? The first theme of Climate Smart Food will address:

  • Deforestation
  • Regenerative agriculture
  • Animal proteins
  • Water stewardship
  • Supply chain outreach programmes
  • At risk commodities: From cocoa to palm oil
  • Procurement as a tool for change