Meelunie chooses BigMile for reliable CO2 calculations

BigMile announces that Meelunie has chosen BigMile. “We want to offer our customers even more insights into the total carbon emissions of our products. The ultimate goal is that they will also think about and contribute to Meelunie’s sustainability goals”, says Jeroen de Waaij of Meelunie.

Since 2021, the business operations of Meelunie, a global supplier of vegetable ingredients such as starches and proteins, have been CO2 neutral. Meelunie has achieved this by structuring and measuring the sustainability initiatives within the organization. For this purpose, a continuous improvement cycle was developed with five steps: measure, define, reduce, compensate and communicate.

Meelunie uses the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, the most widely used protocol for calculating greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. Jeroen de Waaij, sustainability manager at Meelunie, together with his multidisciplinary team ‘Meelunie Positive Impact’, first analyzed their own business processes and thus mapped scope 1 and 2. With the obtained insight from the analysis they could take steps to reduce emissions. Thus Meelunie moved to a visibly sustainable office and is actively working on increasing the awareness of colleagues. The emissions that cannot be reduced at this moment have been compensated.

Scope 3

Now that Meelunie itself is carbon neutral, the supplier of vegetable ingredients focuses on scope 3. This concerns emissions from sources that are not owned by the own organization. With their own CO2 calculator, the emissions for sea transport have already been calculated and this showed that transport has a major impact on total CO2 emissions. However, Meelunie’s transport chain consists of more than just sea transport. By choosing BigMile, this is now extended to all modalities and pre- and post-transport can be included in the calculations.

“With BigMile Carbon Analytics we can calculate the CO2 emissions of intermodal transport movements of our supply chain partners. Higher reliability of our measurements will help us determine how best to reduce and offset our emissions”, says de Waaij. “Because most emissions are realized by our supply chain partners, we will actively share the information and engage with them on how we can work together to achieve lower emissions. Ideally, we will set up projects with them in our supply chain.”

Jan Pronk, managing director at BigMile: “Food production and related activities are responsible for 30 percent of global CO2 emissions. Meelunie already has a nice green product. A green supply chain comes with the territory. BigMile contributes to this with reliable insights into the transport-related CO2 emissions, according to certified methods. We are proud to count Meelunie among our customers.”

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