In accordance to the UN-led global Science Based Targets, we are committed to reducing our greenhouse gas emissions in line with the 1.5°C temperature increase scenario by the year 2030. This corresponds to a reduction of 42% from the base year 2021.
However, our evaluation of 2021 data shows that only 13% of our greenhouse gas emissions result from our own activities. As much as 87% are so-called Scope 3 emissions, with barley cultivation as the most significant contributor.
We will continue to offer practical training and calculation tools to our farmers, to assist their gradual movement towards more sustainable agriculture. To improve biodiversity, we will also educate and support our farmers with regenerative farming.
We report and assess our sustainability journey through the EcoVadis, Sedex and CDP platforms and the UN Global Compact framework. In addition, our corporate Annual Report discloses our sustainability progress transparently.
In recent years we have made exciting breakthroughs on alternatives to traditional sources for malts. Our co-venture Sprau® is a bean-based product that can be used to augment or even replace barley-based malt in beer and whisky.
To be successful in our sustainability goals, we will need to work holistically as a value chain, supporting our farmers, partners and customers in their respective sustainability journeys. Together, we can create more sustainability through malt.