Open Farm revealed its 10-year decarbonization strategy, which includes greatly reducing its carbon footprint by 2030.
To start off, Open Farm aims to offset emissions from the company’s direct operations and manufacturing. The company will set and work towards other ambitious science-based targets to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions as part of its new Climate Strategy, expanding the brand’s established Do Some Good Initiative.
To establish it's Climate Strategy, Open Farm measured its emissions and is pledging to reduce its Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by 42 percent over the next decade, in line with the 1.5-degree Celsius goals of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. In addition to this pledge, Open Farm began building a framework to reduce Scope 3 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and will be implementing aggressive reduction targets over the course of the next year.
As a first plan of action toward offsetting carbon emissions, Open Farm chose to support three high impact programs that provide verified carbon offsets. The offset programs contribute to the preservation of important ecosystems in the agricultural and forestry sectors and have co-benefits that reflect Open Farm’s mission, such as the preservation of biodiversity and the protection of endangered species.
“At Open Farm, we have always set out to pioneer better standards and practices in our industry, and this aggressive carbon reduction plan is a crucial next phase of that leadership journey,” said Isaac Langleben, CEO at Open Farm. “We are looking forward to sharing our progress with you as we embark on this path to reducing our carbon footprint.”
Open Farm has worked with WSP Global Inc., a world leading professional services firm specializing in managing and maximizing opportunities related to sustainability, climate change and the environment. In partnership with WSP, Open Farm conducted a thorough analysis of its Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions. The company will share its sustainability journey through annual reporting of its carbon footprint and progress towards its long term-targets.