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RBI commits to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 50 per cent by 2030

Restaurant Brands International (RBI), parent company of Burger King, Tim Hortons, and Popeyes brands, has announced new commitments to help address climate change.

RBI will collaborate with franchisees and suppliers to pursue science-based targets for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 50 per cent by 2030. In addition, RBI has set a target to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 or sooner. The goals are part of the company’s broader Restaurant Brands for Good strategy and seek to achieve business growth without emissions growth.

“As one of the largest quick service restaurant companies in the world, we have a critical role to play in addressing the threat of global climate change, which is important for our planet and for our guests,” said José E. Cil, CEO of RBI. “We’ve done the hard work to determine where we stand, where we can make the most meaningful impact, and the actions we need to take to move the needle. With these ambitious targets, we are accelerating our efforts to promote a more sustainable future and continue on our journey to build the most loved restaurant brands in the world.”

Anticipated impact

Achieving these targets would prevent an estimated 25.4 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions from being released into the atmosphere by 2030 as compared to a business-as-usual scenario. Preventing this amount of GHG emissions is comparable to taking 5.5 million passenger cars off the road in the U.S. for an entire year, according to calculations based on 2021 data from the U.S. EPA and the latest available U.S. census data.

 

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