Cranswick reveals new sustainability initiative

UK supplier of premium food Cranswick has announced the launch of its Second Nature group sustainability initiative. The new project, which is being rolled out contains major environmental and community pledges.

As part of the Second Nature initiative, it is Cranswick’s commitment that it will become a zero food waste business by 2030 and have become an official Friend of Champions 12.3.

The supplier also aims to work in partnership with Courtauld 2025 to deliver a ten year voluntary agreement that brings together leading organisations committed to reducing the environmental impact of food and drink across the supply chain.

According to Cranswick, it is committed to achieving 100% recyclable packaging by 2025 which includes its January 2018 pledge to reduce plastic packaging use by 50% by 2025 and a call to action for industry stakeholders to collaborate with Courtauld 2025 to take responsibility for the environmental impact of plastics as a matter of urgency.

Cranswick says that it will move to 100% renewable energy from 1 March 2018.

Jim Brisby, group commercial director at Cranswick, says, “We want to be agents of change, addressing key environmental and social issues from farm to fork. Second Nature is not just a project; it is a movement whereby we fully intend to change the world we operate in. We aim to lead sustainability across agriculture and food production on a global scale by integrating sustainability as second nature to what we do, how we work, and why we do it.”

Dr Liz Goodwin OBE, senior fellow, food loss and waste, director World Resources Institute, adds, “I’m delighted that Cranswick has joined as Friends of Champions 12.3, and are part of this growing movement to reduce food loss and waste. It’s great to see the commitment they are making to reducing food loss and waste in their operations and that they have already taken steps in the right direction. We need more organisations to step up like Cranswick in order to achieve the sustainable development goals.”

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