Aleph Farms commits to eliminate production emissions by 2025
The company, which produces cultivated beef steaks, has also announced that it aims to reach the same net-zero emissions across its entire supply chain by 2030.
Prototype of cultivated steaks from December 2018: Aleph Farms; Immunofluorescence:Technion Institute of Technology, Israel.
Aleph Farms has announced its new sustainability strategy: to eliminate emissions associated with its meat production by 2025.
Aleph Farms cultivates steak ‘without harming animals or the environment’. Amid the COVID-19 health crisis, Aleph Farms has said that it consolidates its approach for food system resilience not only to cope with local and global supply chain disruptions that put food securities at risk, but also to promote natural ecosystem preservation and reduce friction points with wild animals. As it prepares for active pilot-plant (BioFarm) operations in 2021, the company has updated its sustainable development goals.
Aleph Farms’ move aims to limit global warming to 1.5°C as targeted under the Paris climate agreement and translate the European Green Deal resolutions into actionable climate practices that decrease ecological footprints of food production on a global scale.
Striving to provide unconditional access to safe and affordable nutrition to a growing population, Aleph Farms has stated that it is actively engaging in a dialogue with livestock farmers to integrate cultivated meat as part of a solution set to fundamental challenges that the agriculture industry is facing, such as eroding revenues and increased retirement rate in developed countries.
The company outlined a series of efforts and achievements it will leverage to reach its goals:
- Sustainability Advisory Board: The Company gathered thought leaders from around the world to solicit views, reach objectives and implement its holistic approach to sustainability across the ecosystem’s entire value chain
- Z-Board: In February, the Company announced the establishment of its ‘Z-Board’ – a dialogue platform that engages Generation Z leaders in the vision development for future generations
- Sustainable Production and Process Design: The Company is collaborating with Black & Veatch, a global engineering and construction company, to build a resilient, compliant, and sustainable infrastructure for large-scale production with foundational principles of circular economy and renewable energy.
“At a time when the occurrence of regional and global crisis is increasing – African Swine Fever, Australia fires, COVID-19 – food system resilience is at the core of Aleph Farms’ vision and the key to building a better future for generations that follow,” said Didier Toubia, Co-Founder and CEO of Aleph Farms. “We have to rethink the way we use our natural resources, but our sustainability approach encompasses not only aggressive environmental goals. It also targets social, nutritional and economic objectives. We are identifying challenges and bottlenecks, engaging with experts and youth leaders, raising awareness and driving innovation across the entire value chain in order to accelerate the necessary global transition of our food system into the right direction.”