In The Wash
Tyson's Net Zero Target
Tyson, the second largest meat company in the world, announced a plan to reach net zero by 2050 but it’s clear that Tyson is not in a rush to establish or meet science-based targets that would help keep us within a liveable temperature in the foreseeable future.
The U.S. based meat giant, Tyson produces around 83.8 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent emissions a year, according to Changing Markets research. As part of their plans to meet net zero by 2050 they had committed to improve their environmental practices on 2 million acres of farm land by 2020. However, 2020 came and they were only able to enrol farmers with a total land of 408,000 acres – just under a quarter of what they had promised to do. Instead of acting faster to address the issue, the company carried on as usual and just extended their initial deadline to 2025 instead, ignoring the fact that emissions reduction plans should be based on climate science – and climate change certainly won’t take excuses for missed deadlines.
Another important thing about their target is that at the moment this target is based on keeping the planet’s temperature increase to 2˚C rather than aiming for 1.5˚C as agreed by the Paris Agreement.
Doesn't reflect full life cycle