Agropur announced that its greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets have been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). The Cooperative is therefore committed to reducing 30% of the GHG emissions generated by its plants in Canada and the United States by 2031. It is also committed to reducing GHG emissions across its value chain by 24% per kg of milk processed by 2031. 

Agropur is also working actively with dairy industry leaders across Canada and the United States to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. In order to reach its science-based targets, Agropur will continue its efforts to increase energy efficiency and the percentage of renewable energy sourced, both in Canada and the United States. I

 SBTi is a partnership between the Carbon Disclosure Project, the United Nations Global Compact, the World Resources Institute and the World Wildlife Fund. Many organizations in the global agri-food industry have used Science Based Targets methodology to establish their commitments.

"This initiative aims to obtain validation of our GHG reduction targets by SBTi, a credible and internationally recognized organization, demonstrate our determination to move towards more sustainable dairy processing. In addition to supporting our members' and dairy farmers' initiatives to reduce the carbon footprint of their on-farm operations, we are committed to supporting our customers' sustainability efforts by, among other things, improving the recyclability of our packaging, promoting circular economy principles and working to limit food waste," said Émile Cordeau, CEO of Agropur.