Tyson is committed to bold reduction of our carbon footprint. We are working toward a “30 by 30” target to reduce our greenhouse gases (GHG) 30 percent by 2030, against a 2016 baseline year. This target is designed to meet the criteria of the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). The target was accepted by SBTi in 2018, making us the first U.S. protein company in the food and beverage sector to receive such an approval. Currently, we measure and report our GHG emissions from direct sources we control as well as indirect emissions from the energy we buy.
In 2018, Tyson was welcomed into the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Better Buildings, Better Plants Program, joining almost 200 other U.S. companies. This national initiative helps manufacturers become more efficient by supporting them in setting ambitious energy savings goals, developing energy management plans and tracking and reporting their annual progress.