This article was originally published on compass-group.co.uk
"Compass UK & Ireland is delivering true global Climate Leadership from the farm to its kitchen and customers, clearly driving the much needed transformation of our agrifood system. A new - low carbon - world of possibilities is rapidly emerging and Compass Group UK& Ireland is definitely doing great work to help deliver it." says Dominique Gangneux, Senior Principal Consultant from South Pole.
Compass Group UK & Ireland has announced a number of systemic changes - which demonstrate progress on its journey to Climate Net Zero by 2030. These include –
These measures have been led by Compass' procurement division – Foodbuy. It now has a dedicated sustainability team who are reviewing its supply chain and looking at how Compass can support suppliers to become more sustainable, with a focus on regenerative agriculture and a switch from animal to plant-based proteins, as well as further enhancing local and seasonal sourcing.
Anne Simonnet, Head of Sustainability and Compliance at Foodbuy, commented; "Fruit and vegetable produce is our second biggest buying category, so to have none of these items air freighted is significant. We have worked hard to find suppliers that are closer to home - with no compromise on quality. The actions we have taken on eggs and fish are also important steps and we will continue to engage with our partners and suppliers to reduce emissions and focus on animal welfare."
Making progress towards its Climate Net Zero commitment Compass has:
Carolyn Ball, Director for Delivery of Net Zero, Compass Group UK & Ireland, commented: "We must match our intent with the urgency to act and we would like to thank our partners, suppliers, colleagues and clients for supporting us on the journey so far. Together we will, and we must, continue to be a catalyst for transformative change."
Watch the Net Zero update here - Carolyn Ball – Compass Group UK & Ireland Climate Net Zero Journey (vimeo.com)