Oxfam: Despite zero deforestation pledges, big food companies remain weak on climate commitments

25 May 2014

Despite several high profile pledges to phase deforestation out of their supply chains, big food and drink companies still aren't doing enough to curb their annual emissions of 264 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions, argues a new report published by Oxfam.

The report, titled Standing on the Sidelines, says that while the companies are highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change — including drought and reduced agricultural yields — the "Big 10" companies "are not doing nearly enough to cut their own carbon footprint."

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