for Carbon Labelling
The Initiative for more CO₂e-Transparency in the Food Industry
The Initiative for more CO₂e-Transparency
in the Food Industry
Our independent consortium from science and industry has the following goals:
Establish a scientific advisory board to develop comparative standards for CO₂e transparency in the food industry.
Develop an industry standard for transparent collection and communication of the CO₂e footprint of a product.
Communicate the importance of product-related CO₂ emissions to the public, politicians, consumers and companies.
„We enable consumers to make CO₂e-conscious purchases“.
With the initiative Together for Carbon Labelling – TCL for short – companies in the food industry are joining forces for more CO₂e transparency. The aim of our initiative is to create an industry-wide standard for transparent communication of the CO₂e emissions of a food product. In doing so, we want to simplify the purchasing decision process for environmentally conscious consumers and support companies in identifying and reducing their CO₂e consumption.
ABOUT THE INITIATIVE
„Because we care about the future of our environment and our food.“
We are committed to ensuring that the climate impact of food is labelled in a simple and transparent manner. In this way, we are laying the foundation for reducing the food industry’s CO₂e footprint along the entire value chain.
„We want to help shape the future of the food industry in a sustainable way.“
We take responsibility and want to do our part to combat the climate crisis. We have no time to lose, urgent action is needed to meet the Paris climate targets. Together with our members, we want to communicate the importance of uniform communication of product-related CO₂ emissions to the public, politicians, consumers and other companies. In the future, we want to expand the successful pioneering work of the participating companies in Germany to an EU-wide standard so that the CO₂ footprint of our food decreases.
We believe that our endeavour to establish an industry-wide standard requires a strong community. This means that to have the greatest impact, we need to bring together policy actors, consumers and business. That’s why we’re building our alliance of diverse companies, starting from different points – but committed to a common goal:
BEHIND THE INITIATIVE
Starting in Germany, we’re working together to change the European food standard.
Started as an industry consortium with mymuesli, FRoSTA, Nestlé Germany and Oatly, COBIOM and its scientific experts develop an industry-wide standard for the transparent collection and communication of a product’s CO₂e emissions.
The more companies participate, the greater our impact.
What drives our members
What motivates us to change the future of the food industry for good.
Is your company ready to commit to more CO₂e transparency?
Then join our initiative!
Become part of our vision of a better future for the food industry in Germany and Europe.
We work together for more CO₂e transparency in the food industry.