GHG Emissions and Climate Change

Doing Our Part to Mitigate Climate Change

The latest report from the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) projects the next two decades to be critical in limiting global warming and minimizing climate variability. Achieving this will require transformations in both energy supply and demand to reduce, and where possible eliminate, GHG emissions.

As a global consumer packaged goods company, we have a responsibility to our stakeholders to reduce our greenhouse gas (GHG) emission impacts in alignment with leading science and scenario projections, while also building resiliency to acute and chronic climate events and emerging climate-related policies.

Our Commitments and Approach

Post is committed to reducing the GHG emissions in our direct operations (Scope 1 and Scope 2)
with a goal of 30% reduction by 2030.
Post is committed to evaluating opportunities to pursue meaningful and sustainable Scope 3 reductions with our supply chain partners upstream (sourcing and packaging) and downstream (transportation and logistics). 

Our approach to pursuing GHG reduction in our direct operations is based upon the following phases:

PhaseYearTheme% Reduction Range
Phase 12021Set goals and baseline0%
Phase 22022Inventory recent and planned projects, plan site assessments, share
best practices
5%
Phase 32023-2024Implement high return on investment opportunities and best practices,
drive optimization culture specific to energy and GHG emissions, evaluate capital investments
5-10%
Phase 42025-2027Realize benefits of capital investments and take advantage of more
accessible renewable energy sourcing options
10-15%
Phase 52027-2030Strategically pursue closing the goal gap including leveraging available
innovations and technologies
5%
GHG Goal Pathway

Post is pursuing energy and GHG reductions across all of our businesses with a focus on energy sourcing and optimization of processes and equipment. For example:

Compared to our fiscal year 2020 baseline, Post achieved a 10.2% reduction in Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions through fiscal year 2022.

Post is also pursuing Scope 3 reductions with our upstream (sourcing and packaging) and downstream (transportation and logistics) supply chain partners. For example:

  • Airly® using advanced carbon farming practices to produce snack crackers.
  • Michael Foods partnering with Do Good Foods™ to supply verified carbon reduced Do Good Eggs™ at foodservice venues nationwide.
  • Weetabix sourcing 100% of wheat for Weetabix Original within 50 miles of their factory and growers abiding by their Wheat Protocol.
  • Validating that all of our major packaging suppliers have public commitments to reduce GHG emissions.

Our most up-to-date Scope 1, 2 and 3 GHG emissions data is available here.

Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)

For climate change, post maintains a global assessment of climate risks and opportunities in alignment with the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). The global assessment has included the following core elements:

  • Consideration of three categories of factors based upon TCFD recommendations:
    • Acute Physical Factors
      • Extreme weather (avalanches/winter weather/cold waves, earthquakes, hail, hurricanes, ice storms, landslides, lightning, strong winds/tornadoes, tsunamis, volcanic activity, and wildfires)
      • Inland/Riverine Floods
    • Chronic Physical Factors
      • Water stress (availability and quality)
      • Drought / Heat waves
      • Coastal Floods / Sea level rise
      • Biodiversity and sensitive habitats
    • Transition Factors
      • Country-level (e.g., United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) Registry)
      • Location-specific contextual data from various sources (e.g., energy mix, utility renewable energy targets, net metering status, and carbon pricing mechanisms)
  • Evaluation of all global operational locations using leading external datasets
  • Completion of a Facility Climate Risk Applicability Survey by all global production locations
  • Consolidation of data into an analysis tool

Post is committed to demonstrating alignment with TCFD recommendations, including an inaugural TCFD Disclosure in 2022, and also participates in the annual CDP Climate disclosure receiving a B rating in 2022.