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
Recognised as one of Europe's Climate Leaders in 2023 by the Financial TimesFind out more about our progress here
Integrated sustainability objectives into our Long-Term Incentive Plans (LTIPs) for senior leadersFind our more in our 2022 results presentation
Hilton Foods has increased its CDP Climate Change Score to A- and increased its forests scores to B for cattle products, B- for timber and maintained B- for soyFind out more in our reports & policies
Introduction of film with 30% recycled content and pad-less liquid retaining packaging launchedFind out more about our product commitments
As a founder member of the UK Soy Manifesto we have committed to deforestation and conversion free supply chains with a 2020 cut offFind out more about our planet commitments
We launched our 2025 Sustainable Protein Plan across our business, innovating through partnership to make nutritious protein more sustainableFind out more about our reports and policies
We launched our Women’s Network to support women to progress at all levelsFind out more about our people commitments
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 ATo find our more visit reports & policies
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 prawnsOur commitments in our people pillar
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 AFind out more about our commitments
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 ZealandFind out more about our product commitments
98% of our UK seafood is sourced from Marine Stewardship Council certified fisheries, or fisheries participating in a comprehensive Fishery Improvement Project (FIP)Find out more about our expertise
We became a founding member of the Soy Transparency Coalition and sponsored the first trader benchmarking reportResponsibility
100% renewable energy achieved at our UK and Irish sites We increased our CDP Climate Score to a BLearn more about where we operate
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 practiceFind out more about our planet commitments
We joined the UK Plastics Pact, committing to 100% of plastics packaging to be reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025Find out more about our progress in packaging
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 respectedFind out more about seafood
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.
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.