Global warming threatens the places we care about most deeply and the farming systems we depend on to grow our food. Carbon dioxide, or CO2, is the major source of global warming pollution and is caused largely by the burning of fossil fuels to generate electricity, fuel transportation, and run manufacturing operations. Conventional agriculture—which uses 30 percent to 50 percent more fossil fuels than organic farming— also contributes significantly to global warming.
Clif has made climate action a key pillar of our sustainability program for over 20 years and, in 2020, we set a science-based target to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030. To reach our goal, we created a roadmap outlining greenhouse gas reduction plans for each source of emissions across our operations and supply chain. Climate action continues to be an essential part of our ongoing journey to becoming a regenerative company.