Tyson Foods aims to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions worldwide by 2050.
The Springdale company is currently working to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent by 2030, according to its Fiscal Year 2020 Sustainability Progress Report. Tyson Foods is working toward this goal by establishing facility-level energy and emission targets and setting up a more fuel-efficient fleet of vehicles.
“At Tyson Foods, we believe progress requires accountability and transparency and we are proud to exemplify that as we work to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050,” Tyson Foods chief sustainability officer John R. Tyson said in a statement. “As the first U.S.-based protein company in the food and beverage sector to have an emissions reduction target approved by the Science Based Targets initiative, we hope to continue to push the industry as a leader and remain committed to making a positive impact on our planet, with our team members, consumers and customers, and in the communities we serve.”
As Tyson Foods works to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions in its supply chains, the company is working to increase its renewable energy usage in U.S. operations to 50 percent by 2030. Tyson also plans to complete its land stewardship target of 2 million feed acres and have a total target of 100 percent of feed purchased by 2030, as well as implementing sustainable bee production practices on its 5-million-acre grazing lands by 2025.
“We believe what good food can do for people and the planet is powerful. Our net zero ambition is another important step in our work toward realizing our aspiration to become the most transparent and sustainable food company in the world,” Tyson Foods president and CEO Donnie King said. “Partnership and collaboration will be critical to our efforts, and we look forward to working with our customers, supply chain partners, and other stakeholders to achieve net zero.”
According to the sustainability report, Tyson is current performing below target for its goal of reducing water intensity by 12 percent by 2020. To date, the company has decreased water intensity by 7.7 percent since fiscal year 2015.