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Live up to your sustainability pledge and report on supply chain emissions

Live up to your sustainability pledge and report on supply chain emissions

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Big brands know that consumers want products that are environmentally friendly. But while more and more corporations are throwing around buzzwords like “sustainability,” far fewer are putting that talk into action.

Most of the biggest corporate polluters report on direct emissions. But to hold corporations accountable for their full environmental impact, we need to push them to account for emissions caused down the supply chain -- from raw material extraction to packaging and transportation.

McCain Foods -- the largest french fry distributor in the world, has a huge supply chain to meet its global demand. But while it pledges to “put sustainability at the center of everything we do,” we know next to nothing about the carbon footprint of its suppliers. We need to call on McCain Foods to do more to live up to that pledge.

Call on McCain Foods to do more than greenwashing: it must disclose its supply chain emissions.

We know that the biggest source of GHG emissions in the food industry occurs before produce even leaves the farm. So how can McCain Foods gauge its environmental impact without accounting for the emissions hidden deep in its supply chain?

When just ten meters of sea level rise would displace 760 million people across the world, we’re not exaggerating when we say that it’s literally a matter of life and death. Which is why we need to use all the tools at our disposal to take on climate change.

We’ve seen the power we have to shape corporate action on climate change, like when we helped get a 40% shareholder support on a resolution asking Suncor to disclose its lobbying spending. Now, we need to push the food industry to be straight with its GHG disclosures, by accounting for supply chain emissions. McCain Foods can help lead the way.  

Tell McCain Foods it can do more than greenwash its image: it can lead the food industry towards real sustainability by accounting for its supply chain emissions.