Ingredion Incorporated (NYSE: INGR), a frontrunner in providing ingredient solutions for the food and beverage sector globally, has made public its 2022 sustainability report, named “Growing Forward Together.” The report sheds light on the strides taken towards the company’s sustainability objectives set for 2030. In addition, it emphasizes its commitment to uniting the potential of human resources, nature, and technological advances to enhance life quality.
Jim Zallie, the President and CEO of Ingredion expressed his pride in the company’s substantial headway toward its 2030 sustainability targets. This progress encompasses remarkable cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, bolstered stakeholder interaction, and strides toward promoting a diverse and inclusive organizational culture. Zallie reasserted the company’s dedication to augmenting these advances, particularly emphasizing launching initiatives fostering a more sustainable future.
The company’s sustainability accomplishments in 2022 were significant and multifaceted. One noteworthy achievement was approving its emissions reduction goals for 2030 by the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi), providing external validation of its ambitious environmental efforts. Furthermore, Ingredion collaborated with HowGood, enhancing transparency and supplying crucial data to aid customers in realizing more eco-friendly results.
Regarding agricultural practices, Ingredion championed regenerative farming methods among its customers and escalated its projects with farmers by an impressive 45,000 acres. This move towards more sustainable agriculture plays a crucial role in the fight against climate change and the preservation of soil health.
The company also progressed its objective of sourcing 100% of its Tier 1 priority crops sustainably by 2025, including corn, tapioca, potato, stevia, and pulses. By the close of 2022, the company had reached 48% of this goal, marking a significant increase from 33% in the previous year. These figures testify to Ingredion’s commitment to sustainability in all aspects of its operation, from sourcing to production.
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