If our future selves could see us now, what would they say? In the case of the North American Meat Institute (NAMI), they would be singing high praises as the organization's members achieved their greenhouse gas reduction targets in 2030. NAMI recently announced that this future is well within its grasp, as it is taking a science-based approach to meeting the Paris Climate Agreement goals.
"Our comprehensive sustainability framework will drive momentum and generate technical support for meat packers and processors of all sizes to establish independently approved science-based targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while producing the leading source of safe, high-quality protein in Americans' diets, sustaining healthy animals and a thriving workforce along the way," Meat Institute President and Chief Executive Officer Julie Anna Potts commented.
NAMI's five new targets released alongside its sustainability framework are the latest commitments launched through the Protein PACT for the People, Animals, and Climate of Tomorrow. According to a press release, NAMI will support members in setting greenhouse gas reduction targets to be approved by the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi).
In addition, NAMI will collect data on metrics establishing transparent baselines and verifying progress toward ambitious goals for animal care, food safety, labor and human rights, and health and wellness.
Other targets include:
NAMI's sustainability framework was developed through extensive collaboration with external sustainability experts, supply chain partners, and members.
The Deli Market News team's future selves will release new reports as these goals continue to be met, so stay tuned.