Czarnikow’s VIVE Programme Launches Its New Climate Action Initiative to Reduce Carbon Emissions
The VIVE Programme, a sustainability programme based on continuous improvement for the food and beverage industry, strengthens its commitment to tackling the climate emergency by announcing its new Climate Action programme today. Developed over the past 12 months with partner Quantis, a leading environmental sustainability consultancy recently acquired by Boston Consulting Group (BCG), the programme enables businesses across the sugar supply chain to effectively measure and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in alignment with science-based targets. Pilot programmes are already taking place in Thailand and Brazil. To activate reductions across the supply chain, where most of food and beverage companies’ emission lie, the industry will need to overcome complex carbon accounting challenges. Through providing accurate data and on-the-ground expertise, with the promise of commercial advantage and license to operate, this innovative programme will enable sugar producers to improve the sustainability of their operations. In turn, this will allow food and beverage multinationals to make carbon reductions within their supply chains through carbon ‘insetting’ (reducing emissions through interventions within their own value chain), without reliance on carbon offsetting or estimates. Around 100 food companies are part of the Buyers Supporting VIVE platform, including Coca Cola, Nestlé, Heineken, Kerry Foods, Barry Callebaut and Friesland Campina, in addition to global producers, processors, logistics companies and chain of custody organisations.