We’re proud to be one of a handful of companies, and the only poultry processor, participating in WRAP’s pilot for new carbon emission reporting protocols for food and drink supply chains, or Scope 3 emissions.
We know that consumers are increasingly concerned about the environmental impact of the food they buy, but that making informed decisions is only possible if like for like comparisons can be made. Given the complexities of food supply chains, this is a real challenge, but one that we hope this pilot can help solve, by identifying protocols for Scope 3 that work in theory and practice.
As part of the pilot, we will trial a consistent and systemic methodology for measuring and tracking progress in reducing supply chain emissions. While we’ve been reporting Scope 3 emissions since 2019, we’ve suffered from a lack of clear guidance, and cannot be confident that we’re reporting consistently with others in our sector. Importantly, these protocols are tailored towards our industry, reflecting the specific priorities of the Food and Drink sector. They’ve have been developed in close collaboration with businesses, governments, academics, and expert bodies, providing us and other food businesses, with a consistent methodology for measuring and quantifying supply chain emissions.
Participating in the pilot is a logical step for us. We recognise that, as a business that feeds millions of people each year, and with a lengthy supply chain, we need to carefully manage our environmental impact. In 2021 we signed up to challenging Science-Based Targets for carbon emissions across Scopes 1, 2 and 3, as part of our ambition to be NetZero by 2040.