LAUNCHING TODAY - Retailer Net Zero Collaboration Action Programme

LAUNCHING TODAY - Retailer Net Zero Collaboration Action Programme

29 Mar 2023

LAUNCHING TODAY: Retailers collaborate with WRAP and WWF-UK to launch the Retailer Net Zero Collaborative Action Programme which aims to standardise measurement and reporting of GHG emissions from food and drink.

Joining WWF-UK are Aldi UK, Co-op, Lidl, Marks and Spencer, Morrisons, Sainsbury's, Tesco, and Waitrose & Partners.

Currently a range of different approaches and methods are used to measure the carbon footprint of food and drink products, resulting in confusion and inefficiencies across the sector.

The programme builds upon the pledge to action on climate under the WWF's Retailers' Commitment for Nature group (pdf) and WRAP’s Courtauld 2030 GHG target, which is aiming to achieve a 50% absolute reduction in emissions associated with UK food and drink by 2030.  

The first phase, in 2023, will ensure consistent measurement and reporting of their scope 3 GHG emissions, building on the WRAP Scope 3 GHG measurement and reporting protocols in May 2022, and the piloting of these with 17 businesses across the food supply chain.

Its is anticipated that this standardisation will remove an important barrier to the food sector’s ability to meet challenging environmental targets, and will increase trust and confidence in using this information to take action on high-impact areas.