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Organic Dairy Giant Unveils Carbon Footprint in Green Push

Dean Foods Products Ahead Of Earnings Release

Photographer: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

At the world’s biggest certified organic dairy, cow manure management accounts for about 18% of its carbon footprint and animal feed about 14% while retailers keeping milk cold in refrigerators makes up 9%.

The figures are the first look into emissions at Horizon Organic, a unit of Danone SA, which released the data as part of a life-cycle assessment on Thursday. The company is employing transparency for its footprint as it works to achieve its goal of becoming carbon-positive in 2025.