The impacts of climate change are already being felt across our fruit juice supply chain. This year we have seen lower yields of some key ingredients and more farmers moving to grow a smaller variety of climate resilient crops which has led to shortfalls in the volumes of fruit juice we have received.
To prevent disruption to production we have turned to the expertise of our technical product development team. By reformulating products to switch to less impacted fruits and by changing the product fruit juice ratios, it has ensured we are able to reduce the impact on production, across brands such as J2O and Tango, while maintaining the same taste and meeting regulatory requirements.
To increase the resilience of our fruit juice supply chain to the impacts of climate change our procurement teams are increasing the number of suppliers we source juices from and are partnering with suppliers in different geographies to reduce the risks posed by extreme weather in a particular region.