Mars’ Ashley Allen calls for all companies to set science-based targetsThe We Mean Business coalition
At the sidelines of COP25 in Madrid in December last year, We Mean Business had the chance to hear from Ashley Allen, Climate and Land Senior Manager, at global food producer Mars. We asked her what needs to happen to help accelerate climate action throughout 2020 and beyond.
“If we’ve learned anything in the last year from scientists it’s that we’re not moving far enough, fast enough. So what we really need to see in 2020 is for both governments and businesses to step up their ambition and step up their action so that we are really treating this issue with the gravity and urgency that it needs.”
“So everyone, whether it be governments, big corporations, small companies, everyone’s actions should be guided by what the science says is necessary to tackle climate change and protect people and the planet.”
“Mars has set a science-based target across our value chain to reduce our emissions 27% by 2025 and 67% by 2050 and we’re really encouraged that more and more companies are picking this up.”
“Over 700 companies have committed to set science-based targets (now over 900), but we need 700,000 companies to set science-based targets. And that’s one of the reasons that Mars launched our ‘Pledge for Planet’, where we’ve called on all of our suppliers throughout our value chain to set science-based targets, to invest in renewable energy and really commit to tackling climate change in a way that is ambitious and that is guided by the science.”