Farming and livestock contribute over 10% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions*, which drive climate change. So, we’re working to reduce our emissions where it matters most. Through soil health practices and management of our cows’ diets and manure, we’re helping our farmers capture carbon and reduce their footprint, along with boosting the energy efficiency of their farms. Beyond the farm, reducing our carbon footprint extends to our manufacturing facilities, the transport of our products, and our packaging. Read more about our sustainability initiatives.
Investing in our farmer partners
Our journey begins with our family farmer partners—over 500 of them around the country. With $15 million allocated through 2030, our Horizon Farmer Investment Fund will help support our farmers to get the training, tools and technology it will take to meet our carbon positive commitment and foster environmental resiliency. Learn about other ways we support our farmer partners.
Regenerating healthy soil
Healthy soil is alive—literally teeming with microbes, full of organic matter, and home to insects and worms. The healthier the soil microbiome, the better. Especially when it comes to sequestering carbon in the ground, growing nutritious grass for our cows, and retaining water to prevent erosion. We’re using 11,000 pilot acres of land to study innovative soil practices that will benefit our farmer partners and the environment. Learn more about soil here.
Helping the herd
Certified organic cows eat organic feed and graze on organic pasture. But even with an organic diet, they still produce methane, a greenhouse gas. In order to reduce our carbon footprint, we’ve got to help our cows put out less methane and improve the way we manage their manure. So, we’re exploring how to optimize our cows’ diets as we follow best-in-class animal welfare standards. Curious about other organic cow care principles? Get more info.