owner of Schneiders, Mina and Maple Leaf Prime meat brands said
as part of the efforts to become carbon neutral it was investing
in projects, including those that support wind energy,
throughout the country and in the United States.
Maple Leaf said it has already made significant progress toward
reducing its environmental footprint by 50% by 2025.
Companies across the globe have either become carbon neutral or
have set carbon neutrality targets as chief executives also face
pressure from an upsurge in youth-led activism over climate
In September, Amazon.com Inc pledged to make the largest U.S.
e-commerce company net carbon neutral by 2040.
The United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
said in August global meat consumption must fall to curb global
warming and that plant-based foods could contribute to the
reduction of carbon dioxide emissions.
Maple Leaf is making progress toward delivering plant-based meat
Lightlife burgers, which is made by the Maple Leaf unit
Greenleaf Foods, has replaced Impossible Foods' plant-based
burgers at Dave & Buster's Entertainment Inc chains.
But skepticism remains. Some have raised doubts whether publicly
traded companies committed to maximizing shareholder returns
will be able to make the sweeping investments required to fight
(Reporting by Praveen Paramasivam in Bengaluru; Editing by
Sriraj Kalluvila and Shailesh Kuber)
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