COMPASS GROUP AIMS FOR CLIMATE NEUTRALity BY 2050
In a changing world where man's impact on the environment is felt more than ever, the need for action is urgent.
Compass Group is therefore expressing its ambition to grow internationally into a company that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to absolutely zero by 2050 with regard to its activities. Climate Net Zero is the goal from now on!
Our Global Roadmap to Net Zero, developed with the international climate consultancy South Pole, is supported by approved science-based targets and a further commitment to become globally carbon neutral for all our own operations by 2030.
As the world's largest food service group operating at the heart of the global food supply chain, Compass Group is uniquely positioned to affect real change, working closely with our customers, industry associations, governments and suppliers to create a more sustainable food system for future generations.
This position gives us the belief and confidence to build on an ambitious environmentally friendly course.
COMPASS GROUP WILL UNDERTAKE VARIOUS CLIMATE-FRIENDLY ACTIONS.
Compass Group wants to make a difference with these specific actions:
- Convert all company vehicles worldwide to 100% plug-in electric vehicles
- Switch to renewable electricity for all of its own operations
- Redesigning low carbon menus and switching to more plant-based proteins
- Sourcing more products from regenerative agriculture
- Find alternatives to plastic packaging
- Reduce food waste by 50% in all our operations worldwide by 2030
- Increase the share of seasonal and locally sourced products
- Invest globally in climate-friendly projects to support carbonisation, offsetting and neutralisation, including plans for reforestation, biodiversity, fresh water, land and oceans
- Develop a global strategy for a supply chain free from deforestation and land conversion.
The strategy to achieve this Net Zero objective was developed together with the international climate consultancy South Pole and will be supported by science-based methods and targets.
COMPASS GROUP WILL, AMONG OTHER THINGS, FOCUS MORE ON LOCAL AND SEASONAL FOOD.
Dominic Blakemore, Group Chief Executive Officer of Compass Group PLC:
"The global food industry has an important role to play in achieving Climate Net Zero and driving the transition to a healthy and sustainable food system. Compass Group's new global Climate Net Zero target reflects our teams' commitment to sustainable sourcing, eliminating food waste and transforming our environmental impact.
Given the complexity of the global food supply chain as it stands today, we do not underestimate the scale of the challenge ahead. Radically new partnerships across the value chain are urgently needed to make it happen. As the world's largest food services group, operating at the heart of the global food supply chain, we are uniquely positioned to affect real change, working with our suppliers and encouraging sustainable consumption among the customers and consumers we serve every day."
Diane Holdorf, Managing Director Food & Nature at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD):
"We congratulate Compass Group on their ambitious, clearly stated goals for Net Zero, and for their drive to lead and innovate to provide climate-friendly solutions on a global scale.
Food systems are at the heart of integrated solutions for nature, climate and justice. Leadership like this to achieve Net Zero across the food value chain is key to addressing the challenges these systems face. We look forward to continuing our collaborative work with Compass and supporting them in adopting innovative new solutions that drive sustainability."
Bart Matthijs, Managing Director Compass Group Belgium:
" An efficient and sustainable logistics organisation will ensure that Compass Group Belgium becomes the reference in catering! In that way, we are setting a good example. A broad partnership with Winnow will also ensure a clear reduction of our food waste. "