Working with both food manufacturing brands and retailers, the organisation is afforded a ‘big picture’ view of value chain sustainability, and believes that the meat supply chain could help grocery retailers expedite their carbon goals.
Nick James, Sales Director, at Schoeller Allibert, explains: “From the smallest independent retailers to the largest international brands, the race to Net Zero is firmly atop the agenda. Across the big name grocery retailers, we are seeing initiatives rolling out designed to reduce carbon emissions on an enormous scale. With consumers now more engaged with ‘food miles’ and where their purchases come from, the meat supply chain is under the microscope. Interestingly, though, the meat supply chain could be one of the biggest areas of growth in terms of sustainability.
“From farm to fork, the meat industry is making gains in areas such as greenhouse gas emissions and carbon output. In fact, a 2021 report from waste reduction charity Wrap confirmed that the meat sector has been making encouraging gains in tackling climate change, including up to 30 percent reduction in Scope 1 and 2 carbon emission intensity. When we talk sustainability, supply chain and logistics is often front and centre of dialogue. For our part, we have seen a strong uptake in our sustainable transit packaging, which helps to create a stronger and more circular supply chain. With the strong environmental momentum that the meat industry is gaining, we believe that it will play a key role in supporting Net Zero for the wider grocery industry.”