Our objective: climate-neutral production for all of Ludwig Schokolade
The long-term objective is to achieve climate neutrality for Ludwig Schokolade. We are currently working on this complex task. The first step is the initial calculation of the carbon footprint to reveal reduction potential and to document emission reduction. Since 2020, the entire KRÜGER GROUP has been balancing its climate impact in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol, the most widely used international standard for preparing greenhouse gas balances. The standard is divided into three scopes. Scope 1 includes direct emissions from business operations, scope 2 indirect emissions, and scope 3 additionally includes emissions from upstream and downstream supply chains. We will account for scope 1 and scope 2 for the years 2020 and 2021. Starting in the accounting year 2022, we will also include scope 3. The data from scopes 1 to 3 allow us to quantify greenhouse gas emissions along the entire supply chain; emission reduction goals can then be set on the basis of this quantification. Our objectives are ambitious, which is why we plan to join the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). The SBTi is a partnership between the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), the World Resources Institute (WRI), and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The objective: participating companies are expected to set and also publish science-based greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals within 24 months. This involves setting medium-term and also long-term goals to contribute to limiting the global temperature increase to 1.5 °C. About 2,000 companies, including top grocery chains and food producers, currently participate.