Scope 1 & 2 Commitment
Cargill has a goal of reducing emissions from our operations, Scope 1 & 2*, by 10% by 2025.
Cargill Starches, Sweeteners & Texturizers reached Cargill’s science-based target of reducing scope 1 & 2 carbon emissions by 10% two years earlier than our 2025 commitment. In Europe, CSST continues to set the bar higher and now aims to reduce our business’ Scope 1 & 2 emissions by 15%. This will be achieved through the implementation of initiatives such as ISO 50 001, energy efficiency measures, technical solutions, cogeneration and securing new renewable energy sources such as wind.
Scope 3 Commitment
Cargill has a goal of reducing emissions in our supply chain, Scope 3**, by 30% per ton of product sold by 2030 vs. 2017.
Cargill Starches, Sweeteners & Texturizers aims to achieve this by establishing regenerative agriculture across the countries where we source our corn and wheat.
Wind Farm to Accelerate Green Energy
A great example of Cargill’s big strides in the fight against climate change, is our partnering with Vattenfall and Windpark Hanze to accelerate green energy transition by building a wind farm in the Netherlands. This wind farm is expected to reduce carbon emissions by approximately 350,000 metric tons a year, which is equivalent to providing electricity for more than 95,000 homes in the Netherlands per year once construction is complete. The wind farm is expected to power more than 90% of Cargill’s grid-based electrical consumption in the Netherlands.
Transport Optimization to Reduce Carbon Emission
Cargill Starches, Sweeteners & Texturizers optimizes inbound and outbound transport by promoting lower emission modes of transport and transforming our customer distribution network, driving transport km reduction.
Cargill Starches, Sweeteners & Texturizers has implemented the use of 100% biofuel on some high volume lanes and reach 90% CO2 emission reduction when compared to regular fuel.
*Scope 1 emissions are direct emissions from owned or controlled sources. Scope 2 emissions are indirect emissions from the generation of purchased energy.
**Scope 3 emissions are all indirect emissions that occur in the value chain, including both upstream and downstream.