Reducing Food & Packaging Waste
In 2015, we launched a Food and Packaging Waste Strategy. Our vision is to reduce food and packaging waste across our supply chain (from farm to fork) and ensure that waste that cannot be avoided is disposed of in the most sustainable way.
We have set ourselves a target to reduce food waste by 10% by 2020. We’ve been working with Winnow to test technology that makes it quick and easy for our chefs to keep track of waste. Any food waste is put into a bin on a special set of scales and logged. Every day, the head chef is able to review the data and consider where changes can be made. The pilots we ran showed that the Winnow technology typically led to food waste being halved.
Packaging is essential to protect products as they are transported and stored but we are always on the lookout for effective ways to reduce, reuse or recycle it. For instance, our preference is for recycled cardboard outer packaging wherever possible, which can easily be folded and sent to be recycled. We help our consumers reduce their waste by selling our products in the minimum packaging possible and, again, favouring recycled and recyclable materials.