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A high percentage of European consumers want carbon labels on products

A new European survey on sustainable food was conducted by leading international market research company IPSOS on behalf of Yara. The report provides an overview of consumer-purchasing habits and sustainable food preferences. The survey was conducted in the first week of December in 2022, with 12,000 participants across 12 countries, averaging approximately 1,000 respondents per market.

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The report shed light on a few important questions, such as the importance of carbon impact on consumers, businesses’ responsibility to reduce their carbon footprint, and whether consumers are willing to pay a premium for carbon-neutral or low-carbon products. 

A quick and easy way for consumers to find and compare carbon impact is carbon labels. The European consumer preference average for carbon labels was 76%. While some countries have higher scores, such as Turkey at 90%, Romania at 88%, and Italy at 84%, the average preference is high enough to drive businesses to rethink their carbon emissions approach. Detailed information for country results is available below:

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There are many ways businesses can reduce their carbon footprint and make carbon-neutral products. One way is to give back to nature via nature-restoration projects. Investing in nature is the most natural way to achieve carbon neutrality. Our expert team at DGB Group can discuss which approach works best for your carbon footprint. 

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