Sustainability is firmly on the menu

Our business is based on resources that need careful sourcing and management. It's a responsibility that we take very seriously, which is why we've developed our 2025 Sustainable Protein Plan with targets rooted in science built around improved transparency and action.

We have signed the business ambition to 1.5°C committing us to net zero before 2050, and have already achieved some significant ambitions.

Our progress in action

2022

Introduction of film with 30% recycled content and pad-less liquid retaining packaging launched

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Find out more about our product commitments
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2022

As a founder member of the UK Soy Manifesto we have committed to deforestation and conversion free supply chains with a 2020 cut off

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Find out more about our planet commitments

2022

We launched our 2025 Sustainable Protein Plan across our business, innovating through partnership to make nutritious protein more sustainable

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Find out more about our reports and policies

2021

We launched our Women’s Network to support women to progress at all levels

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Find out more about our people commitments
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2021

We have set Science Based Targets, aligned to well-below 2°C trajectory for our site's Scope 1 and 2 emissions and we maintained our CDP Climate Change score B and increased our Supplier Engagement score to an A

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2021

We conducted a Human Rights Impact Assessment of our shrimp supply chain in Vietnam alongside our UK customer and suppliers and Hilton Seafoods UK received the award for Innovation in Animal Welfare by Compassion in World Farming for humane stunning in warm water prawns

Our commitments in our people pillar
Our commitments in our people pillar
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2021

We signed up to the UN Race to Zero, announcing our commitment to achieve net zero emissions globally before 2050 and we maintained our CDP Climate Change score B and increased our Supplier Engagement score to an A

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Find out more about our commitments

2020

We achieved 100% sustainably sourced paper and board (from FSC or PEFC sustainably certified forests) across all of our retail packaging globally and we extended our Plastic Pact commitment to Europe, Australia and New Zealand

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Find out more about our product commitments

2020

98% of our UK seafood is sourced from Marine Stewardship Council certified fisheries, or fisheries participating in a comprehensive Fishery Improvement Project (FIP)

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Find out more about our expertise
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2020

We became a founding member of the Soy Transparency Coalition and sponsored the first trader benchmarking report

Responsibility
Responsibility
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2019

100% renewable energy achieved at our UK and Irish sites We increased our CDP Climate Score to a B

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Learn more about where we operate

2019

We joined the Animal Health and Welfare Working Group within the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, providing cattle with an environment in which they can thrive through best practice

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Find out more about our planet commitments

2019

We joined the UK Plastics Pact, committing to 100% of plastics packaging to be reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025

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Find out more about our progress in packaging

2018

We were a founding member of the Seafood Ethics Action Alliance (SEAA), a pre-competitive collaboration platform that works to ensure human rights in seafood supply chains are respected

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Business as usual is changing and consumers’ expectations have shifted considerably. There is a danger in setting easy targets and meeting them – we want to set stretching goals that drive impactful actions that become integrated into our core business practices. It’s so much more than just reporting.

Nigel Edwards Group CSR Director

In it together

We share the urgent need for meaningful step change in sustainability, so we are expanding our expertise and using innovative solutions to deliver sustainable protein choices that also tick the important boxes of taste, quality and affordability.

We want to be a leader in sustainability, so we're taking action to better measure our progress and be more transparent about it. For example, we are using advanced data collection platforms to measure standards across our supply chains and show how we're coming closer towards shared goals and our 2025 targets.

Partnership is a key theme for Hilton Foods, and our sustainability approach is no different. To help achieve our goals and targets, we put in place key collaborative initiatives with organisations, and partner with our people, customers, consumers and investors.

We have set Science Based Targets, aligned to well-below

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We signed the EU Code of Conduct on Responsible Food Business and Marketing Practices