Danone’s facility in Wexford, Ireland has become the first baby formula production site in the world to be certified carbon neutral by the Carbon Trust, an independent global climate change and sustainability consultancy.
The company said the milestone is a step towards achieving its goal of zero net carbon emissions by 2050.
Danone Wexford employs 350 people and produces leading brands like Aptamil, Cow & Gate and Nutrilon for consumers in 41 countries around the world.
“Our One Planet. One Health frame of action puts climate at the core of our growth model. The carbon neutral certification of Danone Wexford is an excellent illustration of implementing climate action to protect health of the planet and of the people,” said Emmanuel Faber, Chairman and CEO of Danone.
“It is also a step towards realizing our commitment to achieving zero net carbon emissions across our entire value chain by 2050 and I truly want to congratulate our people in Wexford for realizing an ambitious vision set more than 10 years ago.
“This is only a first step and we should accelerate even more to create a low-emissions, climate resilient future. It is through key investments like this one that we take a step forward towards reaching this ambition.”