ALPRO becomes first food company to join Climate Savers Programme

ALPRO, a European pioneer and leader in the development of mainstream soya-based food and drinks, is the first European food company to join WWF’s Climate Savers programme.

How ALPRO has promised to fight climate change

 ALPRO’s commitment under this programme is to keep its plants’ CO2 emissions by 2013 below 2008 levels, despite an expected 1/3 growth in volumes. This will be equivalent to emitting 42.000 tons less CO2 than in a business as usual case.  The company is also committed to evaluating concrete ways to further reduce its indirect emissions such as its packaging and transport emissions.

Clean Energy Ambassador

Alpro will actively promote WWFs renewable energy vision by becoming Clean Energy Ambassador. One of the many recommendations in WWF’s Energy Report is a change in dietary habits, a shift from meat to plant-based food. Alpro produces soya-based products that have much lower CO2, water- and land-use footprints than animal-based products. C02 savings due to consuming Alpro products rather than similar animal-based products  amount to1.7 million tons over the 2008-2013 period, which is significantly  higher than the cumulative CO2 emissions linked to the overall business of Alpro (approximately 0.7 million tons) over the same period.

And finally, through engagement with major value chain partners and as part of the larger American Dean Foods, ALPRO will also identify and stimulate synergies and further promote the Climate Savers Programme globally.

En route for major success in the dairy sector

This partnership is a good example of different teams, including the Climate Team, the MTI, and WWF National Offices in the EU and USA, working in an integrated manner to achieve several win-win situations, en route to a potential major success in the dairy sector.

The partnership was officially launched Friday 6th of May at Europe’s largest plant of soya-based drinks, in Wevelgem (Belgium), in the presence of Kris Peeters, Minister President of the Flemish Government; Hilde Crevits, Minister of Public Works; Bernard Deryckere, CEO of ALPRO; Leo Clinckers, Director of the Administration of Inland Navigation; Damien Vincent,  CEO of WWF Be; Bruce Haase and Philippe Weiler, CBE.

For more information:
Alpro Website
WWF Belgium

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