What does being climate positive mean?
Being climate positive means that we are giving back more to nature than we take out along our entire value chain from the fields to our retailers’ warehouses. We offset significantly more carbon along the value chain than we generate – from the production of our raw materials, packaging and shipping before, during and after production through to transporting our finished products to retailer warehouses. We’re not only saving emissions, but we’re helping nature to pull carbon out of the atmosphere.
How have we calculated our products being climate positive?
We have calculated all the climate relevant carbon emissions in connection with each of our food and milks products, starting in the fields where any ingredients were grown and sourced, where they were then produced and finally transported to the UK warehouses of our retailers. These calculations have been checked and results confirmed and certified by TUV Nord AG.
What HiPP does to try and help our climate
What we do for our climate
Before climate change was recognised as the greatest challenge of our time, HiPP was already taking action to protect our climate. We have already achieved a lot in the past decades: we have switched to renewable energy sources and have been able to reduce and even avoid emissions. We’ve also reduced the amount of packaging materials, thereby further avoiding and cutting emissions. As a result, carbon emissions at our Pfaffenhofen production site in Germany have been reduced by more than 80%
Since 1995, HiPP has been complying with the strict requirements of the European environmental management system EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) and has since improved its ecological footprint every year. The HiPP production sites in Pfaffenhofen (Germany) and Gmunden (Austria) have been climate-neutral since 2011. Since then, our factories in Herford (Germany), Glina (Croatia) and Hanságliget (Hungary) have followed suit and are now also climate-neutral thanks to the use of renewable energy sources and the support of projects for climate protection.