AVARA FOODS has said it has made ‘strong progress’ against targets for emissions reductions over the past 12 months.

This is Avara’s fourth year of reporting a full footprint, and it continues to track ahead of its trajectory for 2030 science-based reduction targets established in 2021.

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Since the 2019 baseline, it has reduced Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 23% and Scope 3 by 24%.

The reductions were reported in the firm’s annual ‘Our Planet’ report, which also includes details of:

  • Reductions in energy and water consumption
  • Plastics reduction of 40% since 2019
  • Completing farm carbon footprints for 60% of its chicken farming base
  • Year-on-year reductions in the use of Soya in feed

Andrew Brodie, people & sustainability director at Avara Foods, said: “We remain ahead of our 2030 science-based target by focusing on reductions in emissions and energy use, together with packaging innovation.

“We are also at the forefront of developing higher quality data at a product level and have established an improved 2022 farm carbon footprint as part of our ongoing commitment to decarbonise and hit our 2040 Net Zero commitment across our Scope 3 emissions.”

Andy Dawkins, Avara Foods chief executive, added: “Despite a year of challenging business conditions, we have continued to take positive steps forward across our environmental agenda, and it’s encouraging to see the progress we’ve made, and our position at the forefront of the sector in carbon foot-printing and GHG reduction.”

The full report is available here.