Big Green Plan - Planet
We believe every small step to reduce our impact on the planet is better than doing nothing. Some areas are easier than others but we will continue to work year on year to improve lowering our carbon footprint and reducing our food surplus and water use.
Our aim is to reduce our carbon footprint by 10% every year through improving our total supply chain. This takes time and is a big challenge however we have already made some big changes in our first year:
- We reduced the amount of packaging for our online shop orders by 20% so we can fit more into our vehicles, which reduces our trips and in turn our carbon emissions.
- We only ever create delicious and nutritious recipes using organic ingredients.
- Why organic? Apart from a host of other benefits - no artificial colours or preservatives in food, higher levels of animal welfare, natural pesticides only - growing organic lowers greenhouse gas emissions. Healthy soils are a major store of carbon. The organic certification body, the Soil Association, says if all UK farming was converted to organic, at least 1.3 million tonnes of carbon would be taken up by soil each year – the equivalent of taking nearly 1 million cars off the road.
Our goal is that by 2022 we’ll be sending zero food waste to landfill by reducing our food surplus and donating 100% of what is left that can’t be sold.
- We’re already supporting the amazing work of The Felix Project, which distributes good quality food that can no longer be sold to charities serving the most vulnerable in our society. We send all our pouches that cannot be sold to the charity and the Little Freddie team volunteer with them quarterly to sort donated food or collect and deliver it to charities.
Working with our suppliers we will have measured their water use by 2025 so we can work to reduce this where we can.
- Water is a vital ingredient for Little Freddie, both to grow the crops that we use for our exceptional ingredients as well as to help make things run smoothly in our factories. Yet we understand that water scarcity is an increasing global issue - by 2025 two-thirds of the world’s population may face water shortages. That's why we're working with our suppliers to understand their water usage and risk, to measure and reduce this.
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