Source: Meat Institute news release
Up to 100 of America’s leading meat companies will have the opportunity to complete climate training programs offered by Supplier Leadership on Climate Transition (Supplier LOCT), following a $65,000 investment by the Meat Institute to kickstart the partnership and enable members to participate in training focused on setting science-based targets for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Supplier LOCT is a collaborative program launched in 2021 to accelerate climate progress across supply chains. The Meat Institute’s investment supports its target for 100% of members to set science-based emissions reduction targets by 2030, subsidizing Supplier LOCT participation for up to 100 Meat Institute members in 2024.
Interested Meat Institute members must register here no later than March 15. Registration is capped to the first 100 registered companies and each company may have up to five staff members participate.
Meat Institute President and CEO Julie Anna Potts commented:
“Achieving our ambitious Protein PACT targets requires long-term commitment plus short-term practical action, including to fill technical gaps and build capabilities. That’s why the Meat Institute is honored to partner with Supplier LOCT and excited to facilitate this critical education opportunity that will help meat companies measure emissions and set emissions targets.”
Nicole DelSasso, Director, Supplier LOCT added:
“Accelerating climate action requires collective action, and meat companies can play a critical leadership role in driving emissions reductions. Supplier LOCT welcomes this partnership as an opportunity to continue scaling up collaborative approaches to durable climate solutions.”
Meat Institute member OSI is a Supplier LOCT participant and highlighted the initiative’s importance:
“Partnership throughout our supply chains and across the industry is essential to achieving global climate goals. Supplier LOCT provides access to practical resources and actionable tools that enable OSI and our supply chain partners to accelerate and amplify our actions.”
About the Meat Institute and the Protein PACT: The Meat Institute is the United States’ oldest and largest trade association representing beef, pork, lamb, veal, turkey, and processed meat companies. The Meat Institute’s more than 350 members, the majority of which have fewer than 100 employees, account for more than 95 percent of meat and 70 percent of turkey sold in the United States. To learn more, visit MeatInstitute.org.
The Meat Institute is a founding partner of the Protein PACT for the People, Animals & Climate of Tomorrow, which unites partners across animal protein in the first-ever joint effort to accelerate the entire animal protein sector’s progress toward global sustainable development goals for healthy people, healthy animals, healthy communities, and a healthy environment. To learn more, visit TheProteinPACT.org.
About Supplier LOCT: Supplier LOCT provides organizations with a scalable, cost-effective solution to the challenge of addressing supply chain or Scope 3 emissions. The Supplier LOCT partner consortium and proprietary curriculum is facilitated and developed by Guidehouse, a leading global provider in consulting services to the public and commercial markets with over 30 years of sustainability experience. To learn more, visit www.SupplierLOCT.com.