We are delighted to announce that our latest Greenhouse Gas Verification Statement shows GNT Group made further carbon footprint reductions across our international operations in 2022.
Our previous statement – the first ever issued by a Coloring Foods supplier – provided externally verified emissions data for the 2019 to 2021 period across six reporting categories. It revealed that the average carbon footprint per kilogram of EXBERRY® Coloring Foods decreased by nearly a fifth between 2020 and 2021.
Carbon cuts in multiple areas
The new statement, which has been externally verified by the auditor SGS, shows we again made reductions across multiple categories in 2022. GNT International successfully cut emissions in Category 1 (Direct GHG emissions and removals) compared to 2021. We are also making good progress on Category 2 (Indirect emissions from imported electricity) as we continue to make the switch to green electricity across all our sales and applications offices worldwide.
Rutger de Kort, Sustainability Manager at GNT Group, said: “We’re committed to leading the food coloring industry on sustainability. This new statement shows we’re continuing to minimize our carbon footprint and advance sustainable practices across our international operations. It also demonstrates our commitment to transparency through clear, verified, and detailed data, enabling our customers to make informed decisions about the sustainability credentials of their coloring ingredients.”
Environmental targets for 2030
GNT’s sustainability plan includes a total of 17 targets to optimize our environmental and social impacts over the course of the current decade. The goals include a commitment to reduce the environmental impact of our EXBERRY® product ranges by 25% and to cut CO2 emissions at our factories by 50% between 2020 and 2030.