Dairy Climate Change Question 4

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Question

Has the brand (company) set a target to reduce its absolute ‘own operations’ greenhouse gas emissions by at least 20% within the next 5 years?

  • Dutch version: Heeft het merk (bedrijf) zich ten doel gesteld om tenminste 20% van de broeikasgas als gevolg van de eigen bedrijfsvoering binnen 5 jaar te reduceren?
  • German version: Hat sich der Markenhersteller das Ziel gesetzt, die absoluten CO2-Emissionen der eigenen Geschäftsbereiche (Scope 1 & 2) innerhalb von 5 Jahren um wenigstens 20 Prozent zu verringern?

References and Guidelines

This question is generic, and is applicable to the brands in most sectors that we rank. For Reference and Guidelines, see Apparel & Footwear Climate Change Question 3.

Please note that due to the high percentage of methane emissions (which account for 40-50% of the total dairy “greenhouse gas emissions”, see also Dairy Climate Change Question 5) in the dairy sector, we ask for "greenhouse gas emissions" instead of only "carbon emissions". Carbon emissions only take CO2 in consideration, while greenhouse gas emissions is an "umbrella term" which takes methane, CO2 and nitrous oxide, etc. in consideration.

However, because methane emissions are hard to measure (http://www.wur.nl/nl/nieuwsagenda/archief/nieuws/2011/Methaanuitstoot.htm), only reporting on CO2 emissions is considered as sufficient enough at the moment.