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Panera bakes plan to go climate positive

Jesse Klein of GreenBiz writes that Panera plans to go climate positive by 2050.

The C3 Take
  • Panera is planning to become carbon positive, meaning it will annually remove more carbon from the atmosphere than it emits.
  • Panera plans to reach this goal by transitioning to 100% circular, reusable, recyclable, or compostable packaging;  increasing renewable energy usage; and using fewer carbon intensive ingredients in its food.
  • The private sector is leading the way to a more sustainable future.

“Panera is focusing on three key 2025 targets to reduce emissions: transition to 100 percent circular, reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging; using renewable energy for at least 50 percent of Panera Bread locations; and making 60 percent of its entrees menu Cool Food Meals. Cool Food is Panera’s own label developed with WRI that denotes meals made with ingredients that emit less than 5.38 kilograms of carbon dioxide per meal. As of late last year, the company already had 55 percent of its meals marked with a Cool Food badge.”

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