Truvia Becomes First Stevia Sweetener Certified for Carbon Footprint

January 23, 2013

Cargill says its goal is to make Truvia carbon neutral by 2020.

Cargill’s (London) Truvia has become the first stevia-based sweetener to be awarded product carbon footprint certification. UK-based Carbon Trust certified the total greenhouse gas emissions at every stage of Truvia’s supply chain, including cultivation, processing, packaging, transport, and use and disposal. Much focus is also on waste and water footprint throughout the supply chain. Cargill says its goal is to make Truvia carbon neutral by 2020.

Cargill says that since a baseline assessment was done on Truvia in 2011 up until a second reading in December 2012, the company has already reduced the CO2 equivalent per metric ton by 35%. Cargill says this reduction is largely attributed to improvements made to the leaf extraction process.

Thanks to certification, Truvia can now use Carbon Trust’s carbon-reduction seal on its labels.