GNT closer to achieving environmental goals, latest report shows

GNT has achieved a 22% reduction in carbon intensity at its EXBERRY factories since 2020, the company’s latest sustainability report shows. The company, which creates EXBERRY colours from non-GMO fruit, vegetables and plants has set out 17 targets to optimise its environmental and social impacts over the course of the current decade.

In 2023, GNT’s total carbon footprint at its production sites in the Netherlands, Germany and US stood at almost 13,000 metric tonnes of CO2-equivalent emissions. 22% less CO2 was emitted per ton of product sold compared to 2020, which brings the company almost halfway toward its ambition to achieve a 50% reduction by 2030.

The new sustainability report reveals there was important progress in a number of other areas. GNT aims to enhance water efficiency at its factories by 20% and has already delivered a 13% improvement compared to 2020 levels. In addition, 74% of the farmers in the company’s supply chain achieved a minimum of Farm Sustainability Assessment (FSA) Silver standard, which is used to evaluate on-farm sustainability. The compliance rate for GNT’s Policy on Sustainable Sourcing, meanwhile, increased from 70% to 90%.

The company also secured an EcoVadis silver medal last year and remains the only food colour supplier to have published a third-party Greenhouse Gas Verification Statement, according to the company.

“We are fully committed to leading the food colouring industry on sustainability. Our new report highlights the wide-ranging work we are doing, including increasing energy efficiency at our factories, training our farmers in sustainable agriculture, and sowing new flower meadows. We are delighted with the progress we are making on many of our key targets and continue to innovate to build a more sustainable future,” concluded Rutger de Kort, Sustainability Manager at GNT.

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