SECAUCUS, NJ. — The Martin Bauer Group is aiming to achieve climate neutrality within the next decade. The company plans to have no carbon footprint by 2030 at the latest.

The botanical solutions supplier will use a three-pronged approach to achieve its goal. The first step involves calculating its overall corporate carbon footprint by the end of 2021. The second step involves preventing greenhouse gas emissions through measures such as avoiding business trips whenever digital technology suffices and improving energy efficiency at production plants. The group already uses green electricity from wind and solar power in offices, warehouses and production plants in Germany and will do the same at sites throughout the world by 2025.

The third step involves compensating for greenhouse gas emissions that cannot be prevented or reduced. Most notably, the company will play an active role in its own agricultural supply chains with innovative concepts like compost management, humus formation in the soil and sustainable carbon sequestration.

“Our promise applies not only to our more than 30 locations throughout the world but also to our entire supply chain,” said Anne Wedel-Klein, a member of the holding company’s executive board. “This means that our climate-neutral business activities will begin on the fields, where our more than 200 raw materials such as tea, peppermint, hibiscus, chamomile and fennel grow. Around half of our emissions originate here.”