Sustainability milestones reached at listed food producer

Hull-based food producer Cranswick has received carbon neutral certification for all 14 of its eligible UK manufacturing sites, having already reduced its relative carbon emissions by 18% in the last financial year. 

Carbon neutral status has been recognised by PAS2060 certification, which verifies the carbon reduction programme implemented to date and approves plans to further reduce emissions.

Cranswick has also committed to purchasing 100% certified deforestation-free soya, which is expected to result in a 20% reduction in carbon compared to the previous system.

The business has set itself a target of slashing emissions by 50% across its entire value chain by 2030.

Adam Couch, chief executive officer, said: “We recognised in 2018 that tackling climate change is everyone’s responsibility and, as a leading operator in the food industry it was incumbent upon us to play our part.

“We have made significant changes to the way we operate our business through our Second Nature programme.

“While we have further to go, I’m very proud of our teams who have embraced climate action with such vigour and helped us reach these first milestone steps of carbon neutral manufacturing and also the switch to 100% certified deforestation-free soya.”