As part of its commitment to reduce natural resource needs and to manage its overall environmental footprint, The Kraft Heinz Company announces the expansion of its environmental stewardship strategy to include time-bound targets for achieving greater packaging sustainability and setting science-based goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Specifically, the company says that it supports the move toward a circular economy and aims to make 100% of its packaging globally recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025. This announcement, a complement to its Growing a Better World strategy released in last year’s Corporate Social Responsibility Report, supports the Company’s broader efforts to improve the sustainability of its supply chain.
The company intends to partner with packaging experts, organizations and coalitions to explore technical, end-of-life and infrastructure solutions, and is already collaborating with Environmental Packaging International for consulting, tracking and other specialist services in the packaging space, and to work toward increasing the usage of recycled content and decrease the overall volume of packaging used. Comments Bernardo Hees, CEO at Kraft Heinz: “We found that most of our emissions are coming from areas outside our direct operations. To truly succeed as champions of sustainability, we will look at our full value chain and determine where we can make the greatest impact for our planet.”