CORE - Planet: Hero

It’s time to change & we’re all up for it. But when the problem is the size of a planet, where to start? Electric cars, solar panels, swapping not shopping, recycling, upcycling – or simply cycling? The scientists have an easy answer. The more of us who put more plant-based on our plates, the better it is for the planet. Doing your bit with every bite (or sip).
Why food matters!

Right now, our little earth is feeling pretty rough. It’s being pushed to its limits – what the scientists call ‘planetary boundaries’. Long story short, the food on our plates can have a big impact on those environmental limits. Like biodiversity loss, water scarcity and climate change just to name a few.

You might be amazed to know just how...

Greedy global food production can be. It pumps out a third of all CO2 emissions, gobbles up half of all the habitable land, glugs 70%*of the planet’s fresh water and 78%**of the ocean. And of all the precious creatures on the threatened list, 80%***of them have lost their natural habitat because of farming. So what you choose to eat most definitely makes a difference.

Shouty megaphone time

What do we need to do?

Whatever we can.

When do we need to do it?

Right now! And how?

‘One Planet Thinking’

It’s a way of doing things created by WWF and IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). It helps organisations and companies like us set targets for protecting biodiversity and cutting down land and water use. At Alpro, we don’t just talk the talk. We call it One Planet Action, and we’re busy doing! 


Good to know that all our plant-based products have a light carbon and land use footprints (*). So, whether you’re an oat fanatic, addicted to almond or a soya hound, you’re doing good! We only use European oats and Mediterranean almonds. Plus, all of our soya is rainforest free and a good half of it is grown practically next door here in Europe. (The rest comes from Canada.)

As well as being picky about ingredients, we’re always working hard to make the way we make our foods even more sustainable, too. Between 2010 and 2021, we cut our operations footprints – by 34% for carbon and 29% for water.

*Several ingredients have different impacts on carbon and land use. Impact on carbon : 19-26% compared to milk. Impact on land use: between 28-54% compared to milk. This is based on a peer-reviewed comparative life cycle assessment conducted by Quantis in 2022 of Alpro Original drinks (1 l) compared to milk in Europe

Sustainably sourced, sustainably produced. It’s a double win!

Learn more about our ingredients

Our go-to ingredient and the one we use the most of. So, good to know, ours is all rainforest free and non-GMO. Most is grown right here in Europe – more than half comes from France, Italy and Germany, the rest from Canada (transported by sea for a lighter carbon footprint). Right now, we’re working with our farmers to check and measure water usage, the effect it has on their local ecosystems and ways it could be cut down*. So, go ahead, enjoy the soya! 

*Our pilot study of 20 soya growers in France measured their regenerative agricultural ‘score’ using diagnostics for soil health, carbon emissions, water use & biodiversity. We’ll soon be launching a programme to support the transition to regenerative agriculture in Eastern France. 

Making it better

We’re not big on bragging (modest cough). But, if there’s a better way to make it and pack it, we’re on it and proud of it! Recycling the water and heat we use. Recyclable, recycled or plant-based materials in our packs that make our products as good outside as they are inside.


Remember that One Planet Thinking? For today, tomorrow, 2025 and beyond, here’s the promise we’ve made to you and the planet:

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    Make delicious plant-based foods

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    Transform the way ingredients are grown

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    Use only planet-friendly ingredients

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    Zero carbon, water and waste

  • 5

    Less and better packaging