More variety on the plate, less impact on the planet
Our business is about getting healthy, sustainable protein to consumers.
Every year we help around 150 million people access high quality nutrition – and we want to make their choice even better, for their health and for the environment.
So we have set ourselves challenging targets for our products in our 2025 Sustainable Protein Plan, across three pillars.
Delivering a future-ready food system means we must think critically to address the complex interconnected issues; from climate and biodiversity, to resource use, and human rights.
Balanced Healthy Diets
Efficient regenerative food systems producing more accessible and nutritious proteins
We have a responsibility to make it easier for consumers to identify the most healthy and sustainable options so they can make better choices. And ethical and sustainable choices for both human health and the health of the planet are increasingly important to consumers.
We provide many ranges of affordable products with lower fat and salt content to help people to reduce these in their diets. And we continue to research and implement the science around the role that different proteins have in a balanced diet, which feeds into our new product development.
Our goals are to:
- Enable consumers to make choices that are healthier for themselves and the planet.
- Increase the health scores of our current product’s and prioritise health in new product development.
And our targets are to:
- Assess health and sustainability attributes of all of our proteins to provide consumers with the facts on their role in a diet that is healthy for us and the planet.
- Double sales of plant based, vegetarian and flexitarian (vegetables added to products that were previously 100% meat or fish) products compared to a 2020 baseline.
Developing a circular economy for packaging and actively bringing waste materials back into use across our full value chain
Our aim is to achieve circular recycling and minimising the footprint of packaging in its production and use. We achieve this through innovation, reducing the amount of packaging we use, making it easier for the consumer to recycle and by increasing the recycled content in our packaging. We also apply the same principle to the packaging used for our raw materials to ensure we are using the most sustainable packaging across our value chain.
Our goal is to:
- Eliminate as much of the plastic waste within our own operations as possible.
- Achieve our commitments in the Plastics Pacts globally to drive the circular recycling of our packaging and reduce our use of virgin plastic materials
And our targets are to:
- Reduce the weight of our plastic packaging whilst ensuring it remains fit for purpose.
- All our retail packaging will be fully reusable, recyclable or compostable.
- Drive demand for circular tray to tray recycling and actively prioritise the use of circular material.
- Achieve a minimum of 50% average recycled content across all plastic packaging
Here are some of the things we've achieved so far:
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Optimising food waste and use of packaging, energy and water across sites, supply chains, and in consumers’ homes
We want to minimise our use of resources and eliminate waste throughout our value chain, in support of UN SDG 7.2, including food and plastic waste within our own operations.
Our goals are to improve resource efficiency across our global operations and reduce waste across our full value chain.
And our target is to halve our own food waste by 2030 compared to 2019 and continue to publish food waste annually, in line with the Champions 12.3 commitment to deliver UNSDG 12.3.