MOORESTOWN, NJ (May 31, 2022) – Harris Tea has had its emissions reduction targets approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) as consistent with levels required to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.
The targets covering greenhouse gas emissions from Harris Tea’s operations (Scopes 1 and 2) are consistent with reductions required to keep warming to well-below 2°C. Harris Tea has committed to a 25% reduction in Scopes 1 and 2 by 2030 from base year 2020. Scopes 1 and 2 include all emissions owned or controlled by Harris Tea.
Harris Tea is committed to environmental stewardship and sustainable business practices, focused on the areas of waste elimination, energy usage reduction, packaging reduction, and renewable energy usage.
“Our partnership with the Science Based Targets initiative aligns with our corporate commitment to sustainability,” said Eileen Lauth, Vice President of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs at Harris Tea. “We believe addressing emissions within our own operations and across our value chain will benefit our business, our industry, and the communities in which we operate.”
The SBTi is a collaboration between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The organization defines and promotes best practice in science-based target setting and independently assesses companies’ targets.
Science-based targets are emissions reduction targets in line with what the latest climate science says is needed to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement – to limit global warming to well-below 2°C above preindustrial levels and pursue efforts to limit warming to 1.5°C. Science-based targets are emissions reduction goals in line with what the latest climate science says is needed to prevent the worst impacts of climate change.
About Harris Tea
Harris Freeman is a privately held, US minority owned business with a diversified portfolio of investments. Harris Tea is the largest division within Harris Freeman and operates globally. We are the leading private label tea manufacturer in the US with a full portfolio of specialty beverage brands to meet the needs of today’s diverse consumers. Our brands include Red Rose, Salada, Newman’s Own, Southern Breeze, Tea India, and Wonder Drink. For more information on Harris Tea, please visit www.harristea.com.