At the Paris climate talks last December, 188 countries committed to reducing their greenhouse gas emissions as part of a global effort to keep global warming well below two degrees. But when corporations across the world aren’t reporting entire segments of their emissions, we’re facing an uphill battle.
Most of the biggest corporate polluters report on direct emissions. But unreported indirect emissions in corporate supply chains -- from raw material extraction to packaging and transportation -- often make up the majority of a corporation’s carbon footprint. Case in point: Kraft foods found that 90% of its total emissions were found in its supply chain.
As the largest french fry maker in the world, McCain Foods has a huge market and a huge supply chain to meet global demand. To live up to its pledge to “put sustainability at the center of everything we do,” McCain Foods must follow Kraft’s lead and report on emissions from its entire supply chain.
Tell McCain Foods to follow Kraft’s lead and step up in the fight against climate change by disclosing its supply chain emissions.
The biggest source of GHG emissions in the food industry occur before produce even leaves the farm. So how can McCain Foods gauge its environmental impact without accounting for the emissions hidden deep in its supply chain?
When just ten meters of sea level rise would displace 760 million people across the world, we’re not exaggerating when we say that it’s literally a matter of life and death. Which is why we need to use all the tools at our disposal to take on climate change.
We’ve seen the power we have to shape corporate action on climate change, like when we helped get a 40% shareholder support on a resolution asking Suncor to disclose its lobbying spending. Now, we need to push the food industry to be straight with its GHG disclosures, by accounting for supply chain emissions. McCain Foods can help lead the way.
Sign the petition to ask McCain Foods to be an industry leader in the fight against climate change by disclosing its supply chain emissions.