To improve the environmental performance of our products, we need to assess and improve their environmental impact from the moment we begin to develop them. This means having a clear understanding of the environmental life-cycle impacts of our products, from agricultural production and the sourcing of ingredients through to what happens at the end of a product’s life.
We use the scientific method known as life-cycle assessment (LCA) to help us understand the performance of our food and beverage products along their value chain, from farm to consumer and beyond..
The LCA focuses on preserving water, using natural resources efficiently, conserving biodiversity, reducing air emissions, adapting to climate change and reducing waste. This approach informs our decision-making, helping us take actions to continuously improve our environmental performance. .