Canadian Manufacturing

A number of companies commit to action on Climate Change

Companies that have committed include CN and Celestica Inc.

December 9, 2020  by CM Staff

MISSISSAUGA — On Dec. 9, Maple Leaf Foods Inc. and a coalition of Canada’s leading corporations, shared a unified commitment to four strategic actions to protect the environment and ensure a sustainable, equitable and healthy future for all Canadians.

Companies that have signed the sustainability commitment to date include Maple Leaf Foods, CN, and Celestica Inc.

Their Paris Climate Accords-aligned commitments cover four key areas to be addressed by each signatory company in its own sustainability strategy:

Reducing Carbon Emissions: We recognize the threat of climate change and the devastating consequences it has on the future of the planet. We acknowledge the urgent need to act, and we commit ourselves to reducing our greenhouse gas emissions aggressively as we transition to a low-carbon economy.

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Setting Science Based Targets: We are each among the eight companies in Canada and the 526 companies globally that have set emissions reductions targets through the Science Based Targets initiative in line with the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and climate science.

Resource Stewardship: We are committed to ensuring our company operations follow sustainable practices to ensure our products and services are responsibly sourced, manufactured and distributed to Canadians.

Sustainability Reporting: We are measuring our performance and reporting on our emissions reduction initiatives to track our progress and uphold corporate responsibility and transparency with Canadians.

“In 2019, Maple Leaf Foods became the World’s First Major Carbon Neutral Food Company and is the only food company in Canada to adopt science-based emissions targets that are aligned with the goals of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change,” says Michael McCain, President and CEO at Maple Leaf Foods. “If we can do it, others can too.”