Cranswick has joined The Climate Pledge, a commitment co-founded by Amazon and Global Optimism to meet the goals of The Paris Agreement 10 years early, achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2040.
Cranswick said it wanted to become the world’s most sustainable meat business.
The company said it was focused on decarbonising its farms and significantly reducing food loss and overall resource waste in its supply chain and production, all by 2030. Prioritising animal welfare and responsible sourcing from verified zero deforestation areas were also its goals.
Since 2018, Cranswick has switched to 100% renewable grid supplied electricity, reducing edible food waste by 61% to 0.4% of total production and removing over 1,200 tonnes of plastic.
Adam Couch, chief executive of Cranswick said: “At Cranswick we’re committed to running a responsible business across our operations, and that includes prioritising sustainable practices. We want to be part of the solution to climate change and help inspire positive change across the broader value chain.
“We believe joining The Climate Pledge reinforces our commitment to sustainability and will have a critical role in enabling us to be that positive influence.”