Ireland: Lakeland launcheds „Pathway to a Better Future“

In Ireland the country’s largest dairy cooperative Lakeland has launched a new sustainability strategy called Pathway to a Better Future which aims to reduce on farm and factory emissions by 30 percent by 2030. It also targets zero waste to landfill and the cessation of non-recyclable and non-compostable plastics. More specific key targets are: 30 percent reduction in factory emissions by 2030; 30 percent reduction in carbon footprint of milk production by 2030; 100 percent of plastic packaging will be reusable, recyclable and compostable by 2030; 15 percent reduction in water usage by 2025; A clear commitment to diversity and inclusion; Zero waste to landfill by 2026; Net zero commitment working with the Science Based Targets Initiative, SBTi; Rollout of Farm Sustainability Programme in 2023. Lakeland is the island’s largest dairy co-operative with 3200 farms supplying 2 billion (10*9) litres of milk annually. Lakeland has a turnover of 2 billion euro and has 1400 employees across eight production sites in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

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