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Kellogg’s has set a target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions over the next 35 years by 65% - an extension of the 20 global sustainability goals it established last year.

In August 2014, it committed to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions; increase the use of low-carbon energy; and expand commitments affecting its supply chain by requiring all key suppliers to measure and publicly disclose their own emission and reduction targets.

Kellogg’s announced the target in Paris on Tuesday at the New York Times Energy For Tomorrow Conference, where it also committed for the first time to work with suppliers to help reduce their emissions by 50% by 2050.

Kellogg’s said it had already reduced greenhouse gas emissions by about 12% from its factories since 2008.

John Bryant, Kellogg Company chairman and CEO, said science showed climate change would reduce food productivity and food security at the same time as the world’s population was growing, requiring more people to be fed, with fewer natural resources.

“That’s why Kellogg’s is working on multiple fronts to address the risks climate change poses. Today, we’re joining others in Paris taking action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to limit the Earth’s temperature increase to 2°C.”

Bryant said Kellogg’s cared about nourishing people, feeding those in need, nurturing the planet and living the values of founder Will Keith Kellogg.

“People care about their food. We must live our values and communicate with transparency to earn our seat at millions of tables every day,” Bryant said.

Kellogg’s environmental targets link with its wider support of smallholder growers and farmers with ‘Climate Smart Agriculture’.