To get our carbonzero™ certification, we worked closely with AgResearch and independent certifier, Toitū Envriocare. Toitū is one of the world’s leading environmental certification businesses and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research, a government-owned Crown Research Institute.
AgResearch measured the carbon footprint for our specialty milks, which includes all greenhouse gas emissions across the products’ full lifecycle from farm to distribution to consumer. Toitū verified the measurement and issued the certification, which among other things, enabled us to develop, and commit to, an emissions reduction plan for the range. This ongoing commitment to emissions reduction includes supporting farmers to understand and reduce their footprint, improving efficiency and increasing renewable energy to achieve net zero emissions in manufacturing by 2050. Find out more here.
As part of the Toitū carbonzero™ certification programme, Anchor has procured carbon offsets from three high quality projects approved by Toitū including native forest regeneration in New Zealand, and Gold Standard renewable energy projects. The Gold Standard was established in 2003 by WWF and other international NGOs to ensure emission reduction projects meet the highest levels of environmental integrity and contribute to sustainable development.