Unibake has an annual footprint of 823,000 tons CO2e (baseline:2019).
It’s interesting that 91% of these total emissions derive from scope 3 - emissions that we do not control. The raw materials we use in our products (flour, seeds, butter, palm oil, vegetable oils, eggs and so forth) count for 62% of those emissions.
Of this, flour alone stands for 23% - a footprint that is hard for us to change because it starts outside of our business – in the field. Over the past years, our good colleagues in Lantmännen have gained strong experience with climate-friendlier solutions which provide us with a unique opportunity to influence the flour footprint in our bakeries.
This is an example of how we strongly benefit from the Field to Fork value chain that we are part of.
Our Science Based Climate Commitments
Unibake has set its climate ambition to become CO2e Net Zero no later than 2050. These are the targets we pursue to get there:
- 72% of suppliers-by-emissions, covering purchased goods and services, upstream transportation & distribution, and business travel will have science-based targets
- Reduce absolute Scope 1 & 2 GHG emissions by 50% from a 2019 baseline
- Reduce absolute Scope 3 GHG emissions by 30% from a 2019 baseline
- Reach net-zero GHG emissions across the value chain
- Reduce absolute Scope 1 & 2 GHG emissions by 90% from a 2019 baseline*
- Reduce absolute Scope 3 GHG emissions by 90% from a 2019 baseline
* The target boundary includes biogenic land-related emissions and removals from bioenergy feedstocks.
Committing to net zero
As a global bakery company and the largest food producing company of the Lantmännen agricultural cooperative, Unibake has a specific responsibility to act – and with food production and consumption accounting for approximately one third of global greenhouse gas emissions we must work hard to reduce our footprint.
Science based targets
Achieving net zero emissions will involve big changes and it can be very challenging to calculate, address, and reduce the emissions that occur throughout the value chain. However, science-based targets are undeniably good for the planet - and in Unibake we believe that they are good for business, too.