London — The Truvia Co., LLC has met its 2015 sustainability goals ahead of schedule, the company reports.
Among the environmental commitments made in 2010 that have been met ahead of the five-year plan deadlines, the company has reduced its carbon footprint by 50 percent with a goal to 100 percent carbon neutral in 2020; cut waste by half across the supply chain with a goal of zero waste to landfill in 2020; and exceeded its 2020 goal of 25 percent net reduction in water depletion and returning process water to its original intake quality, Truvia claims.
In addition, the Carbon Trust has recertified Truvia sweetener products after independent review identified a 45 percent drop in supply chain carbon emissions since 2011 across the stevia leaf supply chain, which the company attributes to a better yield and transition to a more energy-efficient processor.
“The recertification is an important milestone for the Truvia brand as part of meeting our ambitious sustainability goals,” Peter Dahm, director of sustainability, says. “Reducing our carbon footprint isn’t a single project with a finite date. We continually strive for environmental excellence.”