Avara Foods has published its third responsible business report outlining its achievements and plans for improving sustainability, animal welfare, donating food to charity, and taking on more apprentices.
Avara Foods was formed in 2018 as a joint venture between Cargill and Faccenda Foods. The report looks at areas including
- Science-based targets for carbon reduction emissions across the supply chain, as part of its wider ambition to achieve NetZero by 2040.
- Commitment to sustainable soy, including progress in its 2025 ambition and joining the UK Soy Manifesto.
- Introduction of new packaging that uses significantly less plastic in a convenient and food safe format.
- Donations of fresh poultry to FareShare, and on track to provide the equivalent of 1M meals before the end of the year.
- Extensive welfare trials on farms, testing a range of potential welfare-improvement measures.
- Recruiting staff via the kickstart apprentice and graduate programmes in 2021.
“Acting responsibly is one of the cornerstones of our business and has become the everyday expectation of the team at Avara,” said chief executive Andy Dawkins. “In every aspect of our business, we want to be clear about what we stand for and what anyone working with, or for, us can expect.
Avara’s full 2021 report can be found on its website.