FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. - Chiquita’s newly announced 30BY30 program aims to reduce the company’s carbon emissions in its operations by 30% by the end of 2030.
The produce company has submitted its plan to the SBTi (Science Based Target Initiative), who will measure and report on Chiquita’s progress. According to the company, Chiquita is the first global fruit company to have its goals and progress independently checked and verified by the SBTi.
In early 2020 Chiquita commissioned a Carbon Footprint Study to identify the key areas of focus for carbon emission reduction in line with the Treaty of Paris. Chiquita has a fully detailed roadmap with clear objectives to reduce energy consumption, move to greener electricity using solar panels or wind turbines, and replace diesel use by switching to biofuels or electric vehicles as well as reducing nitrogenous emissions from fertilizers among other initiatives.
The 30BY30 program is part of the brand’s larger “Behind the Blue Sticker” initiative, which helps to create a positive impact by implementing the principles of sustainability in all its business practices.
Chiquita hopes that 30BY30 will inspire others in the industry to follow with their own science-based carbon reduction targets.