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2 Dez 2015


Danone's response

It is fair to say that we have been quite surprised by the discrepancy between our ambition set in our Policy and Oxfam critics. We have engaged in an open dialogue at multiple occasions with Oxfam since 18 months. We have associated an Oxfam expert to our Nature Key Opinion Leaders Board in June 2015 specifically on Climate to co-build our climate policy and our specifically our "climate resilience" goal which is directly connected to this conversation with them. We are open to continue the dialogue with Oxfam at the right-level, and do our best to lift any misunderstandings and clarify some groundless statements. We have received numerous positive feedbacks from both private and public sector, and we deeply regret the misunderstanding here. This is why we think it is important to clarify a few important facts to avoid misleading interpretation.

While being humble about our approach, we are also sincere in our intent to contribute to do our share to help tackle this collective challenge. Our Policy is setting a trajectory which we believe is fully in synch with United Nations 2°c target setting a long term goal to reach "zero net carbon emissions" which we hope we can all collectively achieve. Based on IPCC scientific work, UN guidance highlights:

  • Reach "net zero" emissions between 2055 and 2070 (UNEP Emissions Gap Report 2014) => need to go beyond reduction by fixing carbon in forests and natural ecosystems
  • Take bold measures to reduce GHG absolute values before 2030
  • Accelerate reduction in intensity by 2020

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