We aim to secure a climate-positive future where we operate within the limits of the planet and its resources.

This means taking responsibility throughout our products’ value chain, including how our suppliers source raw materials, manufacture and transport products, and make sure packaging can be recycled at the end of life. Step by step, we are working to lower the environmental impact of our products and operations.

Our long-term commitments are to:

  • achieve net-zero climate impact by 2040
  • contribute to a circular, waste-free world
  • protect ecosystems (water and nature)

We have set several targets to help us achieve our long term commitments. Some of our key targets are to:

  • Cut emissions by at least 80% by 2030 (scopes 1 & 2) 
  • Cut emissions by at least 60% by 2030 (scope 3) 
  • net-zero transports from supplier to customer by 2030
  • 100% FSC certified or recycled paper & board by 2025
  • 100% of packaging reusable or recyclable by 2027
  • reduce the use of virgin plastics and increase share of recycled plastic in our packaging

Key achievements:

  • Our ambitious GHG emissions targets for 2030 and 2040 have been validated by the Science Based Targets initiative, confirming our alignment with the 1.5°C pathway. 
  • 100% renewable electricity through the purchase of Guarantees of Origin (GOs) covering Karo’s own operations.  
  • We invest in a Gold Standard-certified project in Kenya that addresses challenges of emissions and deforestation, offsetting our scopes 1 and 2 emissions. 
  • We are members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and source certified sustainable palm oil credits equivalent to our total consumption through RSPO’s book and claim scheme. 
  • 75% of our packaging is considered recyclable according to the OPRL labelling rules. 

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