Danone milk formula certified carbon neutral

Thursday, 15 December, 2022

Danone milk formula certified carbon neutral

Danone has announced that its New Zealand milk formula, Karicare, has achieved carbon neutral certification for its Karicare Gold Plus+ Organic and Karicare Gold Plus+ A2 Protein Milk product ranges. Certification is provided by the Carbon Trust, an independent certifying body, against the globally recognised PAS 2060 standard for carbon neutrality. These two products in the range are the first to be certified as part of the company’s ambition for the entire Karicare portfolio to be carbon neutral by 2030.

The certification follows a rigorous product lifecycle evaluation covering sourcing, production and distribution. Danone has also recently completed a range of actions at its spray drying facility in Balclutha on New Zealand’s South Island, where the base powder for products is produced. Part of the company’s global RE-Fuel energy excellence program to transition to resilient and renewable sources of energy, these actions include switching to 100% renewable electricity and investing in a new biomass boiler.

“As a company exclusively focused on healthy food categories, it is imperative that we take real action to protect our environment and the Earth’s ability to sustain a growing global population,” said Rodrigo Lima, Managing Director, Danone Oceania.

“Importantly, we know that our customers and consumers are increasingly expecting us to take these kinds of meaningful actions. With two of our Danone Karicare product ranges now certified carbon neutral, we can provide consumers with a more sustainable choice in the milk formula category that has not been available before today in Australia and New Zealand.”

Danone’s Karicare carbon neutral journey has been greatly aided by its production in New Zealand, a country well known for its efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. New Zealand dairying is also regarded as having the lowest carbon footprint of any major dairying nation.

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