Standing on the Sidelines: Why food and beverage companies must do more to tackle climate change

For the food and beverage industry, climate change is a major threat. For millions of people, it means more extreme weather and greater hunger. The Big 10 food companies are significant contributors to this crisis, yet they are not doing nearly enough to help tackle it.

As part of the Behind the Brands campaign, Oxfam International calls on the Big 10 to face up to the scale of greenhouse gas emissions produced through their supply chains, and address the deforestation and unsustainable land-use practices they allow to happen.

Specifically, food and beverage companies should:

  • Know and show their climate change emissions, including emissions in their supply chains
  • Commit to quantifiable greenhouse gas emissions reductions
  • Advocate for ambitious action to combat climate change


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