As part of its mission to become a Net Zero company by 2030, healthy snack bar brand Perkier has announced it is now carbon neutral.
Working with ClimatePartner, the brand has measured its full carbon footprint – from the sourcing and transport of ingredients, production and packaging to outbound transport to stores, how the product gets to customers and the end of life of the product.
With total carbon emissions of 501 tonnes — the equivalent to 596 economy flights from London to New York — Perkier has chosen to compensate its residual emissions through certified offset projects which include providing renewable energy in Congo, clean water in Sierre Leonne as well as afforestation in the UK, Peru and Nicaragua.
Perkier says the projects cover all three types of Carbon Offset: carbon avoidance – education and new sources of income for local communities to avoid deforestation; carbon reduction – hydropower as an alternative energy source and boreholes for clean water; and carbon removal through afforestation.
By providing carbon neutral products to the snacking category, we are helping customers and consumers make better-informed decisions
Perkier has also committed to supporting projects in 2023 to avoid deforestation in Borneo, where critically endangered orangutans are losing their habitat to the palm oil industry.
“88% of UK consumers want to live more sustainably,” comments Perkier founder Ann Perkins. “We have taken action to help reduce our company’s impact on the planet and will continue to do so on our roadmap to be Net Zero by 2030. By providing carbon neutral products to the snacking category, we are helping customers and consumers make better-informed decisions. It is a pleasure to partner with ClimatePartner to measure Perkier’s full carbon footprint, from growing the ingredients to the moment after our Perkier bars are eaten and offset our residual carbon through truly inspiration initiatives.”
Adds Emilien Hoet, head of ClimatePartner UK: “Perkier has shown great dedication towards its goal to become a Net Zero company by 2030. By taking responsibility for its residual emissions, they are demonstrating that climate action can and should be part of how business operates.”
The brand is also donating all Perkier Crunchy Peanut profits to the British Red Cross ‘Crisis in Ukraine’ appeal until at least the end of March 2022.