ABP has grown into an international business but we never forget our roots. Find out where we’re coming from, as a business and as people.
ABP’s vision is simple. To be the best at everything we do. Being a market leader comes with responsibilities. You also have to lead on quality, traceability and sustainability.
It’s our responsibility as leaders in the market to show the way, and encourage our entire industry to follow a sustainable path.
This is ABP’s Advantage Beef Programme, a dynamic new enterprise partnership that helps farmers build a sustainable beef business.
Complacency is simply not an option. ‘Changing today’ is our pledge to harness science and nature‑based innovation to make meaningful change where it matters – for the animals in our herds, the people and farmers in our communities and the planet we share.
We always aim high. That’s why we adopted science-based targets years ago. These targets focus on the quantity of emissions that need to be reduced in order to meet the global goal established in the Paris Climate Agreement. Since they’re independently set and verified, they’re highly ambitious, but we know this is the only way forward on the road to decarbonising our business.
Looking at our entire supply chain, emissions are broken down into Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3. Scope 1 refers to emissions produced directly by ABP. We’ve done a lot of work in this area already, but have committed to a further 27% cut in emissions arising directly from our operations by 2030.
Scope 2 emissions are made indirectly by ABP, stemming from where the energy it purchases and uses is produced. Similar to our Scope 1 target, we’ve also committed to a 27% reduction in Scope 2 emissions by 2030.
Scope 3 is an area we’re particularly focused on. We’ve committed to a 17% reduction in emissions resulting from our supply chain and packaging by 2030. Because the vast majority of emissions within our supply chain occur at farm level, we’ve started pioneering research to find ways to mitigate these too.
A key commitment of ABP is to support sustainable rural communities in every territory where we operate. To do this we help secure the next generation of farmers through innovation and expert support, while creating jobs that help families stay in their home towns and villages. That means more opportunities for women, more supports for social initiatives, and more power to the community’s own sense of responsibility for a greener future.