Kellogg’s wants to cut carbon emissions from its supply chain

Global food giant Kellogg’s will set targets to cut greenhouse gas emissions from its worldwide supply chain, which proves that companies are aware about climate change increasingly.

Kellogg’s announced a series of new climate policy measures, including targets to be set by December 2015 that would be consistent with a global effort aimed at preventing average temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees Celcius.

Kellog’s will also expand its previous voluntary pledge to ensure net zero deforestation by 2020 by addressing other areas of its supply chain, including soy and sugarcane segments, in which deforestation effects are a high risk.

The company had previously made commitments to avoid deforestation and land degredation in other high risk supply chain areas, including palm oil and packaging fiber.

The announcement comes two weeks after fellow food giant General Mills announced a similar policy to set emission cutting targets that respond to the United Nations goal of keeping global temperatures from rising by less than 2 degrees C.

Both companies want to be transparent about the climate impact of their production and reduce their carbon emissions, although the Kellogg pledge took General Mills’s commitment a step further because it promised to require key suppliers to measure and publicly disclose their emissions and reduction targets.

It also committed to creating a climate change adaptation plan for its supply chain that factors in the needs of small farmers in developing countries.