Our chain-wide climate targets approved by Science Based Targets initiative

We are proud to announce that our new climate targets for 2030 have been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). These climate targets include reducing emissions throughout the chain. Together with our parent company Nature's Pride we are the first importers of fruit and vegetables to commit to chain-wide reduction goals. This is a significant milestone in our efforts to care for nature and realise a more sustainable chain.

New climate targets

In recent years, Berries Pride and Nature's Pride have taken significant steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This focused primarily on company operations and transport. We have worked on increasing packaging sustainability, implementing the transition to green energy sources, valorising food waste for human and animal consumption and incorporating sustainable transport solutions. By applying chain-wide targets, we will now collaborate with our growers to reduce agricultural emissions. 

In 2020, we were the first companies within the sector to receive approval for scope 1 and 2 targets. Scope 3 and FLAG targets have now also been approved. Scope 1 and 2 targets cover emissions produced by company owned sources and energy procurement. Scope 3 covers indirectly produced emissions in the chain, such as those generated by transport. FLAG stands for Forest, Land and Agriculture and covers emissions produced by agricultural processes. It focuses on the conservation and sustainable management of forests, land and agricultural activities, to reduce the impact of climate change and promote biodiversity. FLAG targets are therefore crucial to achieving chain-wide climate and sustainability targets. 

The approval demonstrates that our targets are scientifically substantiated, in line with the Paris climate agreement and that we are applying appropriate measures to limit global warming to 1.5°C. We will reduce emissions in scope 1 and 2 by 50% in 2030, compared to emission levels initially recorded in 2022. This is 42% for scope 3 and 30.3% for FLAG.

“Nature gives us fruit and vegetables. At the same time, our activities have an impact on the climate. By establishing these ambitious targets, corresponding roadmap and specific actions, we are taking responsibility and are committed to tackling climate change. This means looking beyond the boundaries of our own company. Together, we can achieve more and contribute to a sustainable future. By taking these steps, we want to influence other companies in the sector to do the same.”, explains Adriëlle Dankier, CEO Nature's Pride.