Oxfam has welcomed Kellogg’s move in pledging to cut greenhouse gas emissions further in its agricultural supply chain. 

The cereal giant indicated it will set targets to cut “Scope 3” greenhouse gas emissions – which occur in entities not owned or controlled by the company – by 2015.

The firm has also signed on to the Climate Declaration and will join the Business for Innovative Climate Energy Policy (BICEP), a climate-action lobbying project by the advocacy group Ceres, which works with policy makers to pass “meaningful” climate and energy legislation.

“We welcome Kellogg’s efforts to become an industry leader in the fight against climate change and the damage it is causing to people everywhere,” said Monique van Zijl, campaign manager for Oxfam’s Behind the Brands campaign. “Kellogg’s new commitments add momentum to calls on governments and the wider food and agriculture industry to recognise that climate change is real, it’s happening now, and we need to tackle it.”

At the end of last month, General Mills announced its plans to curb greenhouse gas emissions across its supply chain, with a focus on upstream agriculture after it was included in Oxfam’s hit list of the ten food firms “not doing nearly enough” to help tackle climate change. Kellogg was also included on the Oxfam list and, after General Mills announced its initiatives, the NGO said it was upping its scrutiny on the Special K maker.

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