The global food system, including agriculture, production, packaging and distribution, contributes to nearly one third of greenhouse gas emissions. As a leader in the potato processing industry, we believe it is our responsibility to reduce and be efficient in our use of energy, water, waste and packaging.
As we continue on our sustainability journey, we will continue to find opportunities to innovate and drive positive change for our business, people and the planet.
Key 2022 Highlights.
Increasing our use of renewable electricity up to 18.5%
6% reduction in absolute emissions compared to our 2017 baseline & 17% reduction in CO2 per tonne of product produced (Scope 1 and 2)
17% improvement in water use efficiency in priority plants
98% of paper packaging and 90% plastic packaging designed for recycling
In 2022 McCain reached a key milestone in our Planet Friendly Food Journey and carbon emissions reduction, with our Polish factory in Strzelin operating with 100% green electricity. 25% of Strzelin site’s electricity consumption is provided by a state-of-the-art solar farm that is now fully operational, supplemented by Renewable Guarantees of Origin Supply.
Our Resource-Efficient Operations Commitments.
50% absolute reduction in CO2 emissions (Scope 1 & 2), move out of coal and 100% renewable electricity by 2030
30% reduction in CO2 emissions intensity (Scope 3) by 2030
15% improvement in water-use efficiency in seven priority plants by 2025
Zero waste to landfill by 2025
50% reduction in food waste intensity across McCain operations by 2030
Making 100% of our packaging recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025