Danone announces plan to reduce its methane emissions
Author: Vikki Davies
Danone food company and one of the world’s largest dairy companies, has announced a global action plan to reduce absolute methane emissions from its fresh milk supply chain 30% by 2030. Danone expects to remove 1.2 million tons carbon dioxide equivalent of methane emissions in this time. This ambitious plan builds on the progress Danone has been making in recent years, already reducing its methane emissions by 14% between 2018 to 2020. Dairy production from cattle makes up an estimated 8% of total human-caused methane emissions, as part of agriculture and livestock activities which represent approximately 40% of global methane emissions. Danone says it is determined to play its role to reduce methane emissions, focusing on: working with farmers to implement regenerative dairy practices and develop innovative solutions, collaborating and partnering with peers, governments and Environmental Defense Fund to scale innovation, reporting and advance financing models, and advocating and engaging with governments to improve methane policies, data and reporting as well as funding for research and to support farmers transitioning to regenerative dairy practices.