Ahold Delhaize moves up net-zero pledge


Catherine Douglas Moran, GroceryDive

Nov. 15, 2021


Dive Brief:


         Ahold Delhaize said last week its accelerating its goal of reaching net-zero carbon emissions across its own operations by 2040 10 years earlier than previously targeted and becoming a net-zero business across its entire supply chain, products and services by 2050.

         The Dutch grocery company has also joined the Business Ambition for 1.5C, a global coalition of United Nation agencies and business and industry leaders.

         As Ahold Delhaize speeds up its sustainability efforts, its focusing not just on environmental impacts but also on boosting better-for-you food, noting the health crisis and the climate crisis are inextricably linked.


Dive Insight:


Ahold Delhaize's efforts to move up its carbon emissions targets builds on the grocer's work to tackle climate change in a myriad of ways, including cutting food waste, making private label packaging more sustainable and improving the nutritional quality of its products.


Reaching net-zero will mean Ahold Delhaize has achieved balance between the amount of greenhouse gas produced and the amount removed from the atmosphere.


More than half of its carbon emissions come from...