Sustainibility: McCain India ups renewable energy use, lowers sodium content in products

Moving ahead with its sustainability goals, McCain (India) increased the share of renewable energy in its overall energy consumption and in terms of food quality has lowered the sodium content in its products.

As per the ‘2020 Global Sustainability Report – Together, Towards Planet-Friendly Food’, the company purchased electricity from wind turbines in 2020 and securing the environmental certificates to be able to claim 20 per cent renewable electricity in 2021.

It has also reduced sodium content by 13 per cent in its ‘Veggie Nuggets’ and 10 per cent in the product ‘Smiles’. The report also noted that preparations are underway to move from palm oil to alternative oils by 2025.

It also noted that 3 per cent improvement in carbon dioxide emission intensity (Scope 1 & 2) during 2017-20. However, there was 6 per cent increase in absolute CO2 emissions during 2017-20, with Covid impact on volume.

In another major achievement, the report showed 100 per cent recovery of B2C plastic materials from April 2020.

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