Reducing food waste
We are tackling food waste through a hierarchy of actions:
Prevent: We continue to prioritise efficient ordering, production and display to prevent the opportunity for food waste
Reduce: Working with surplus food app providers enables us to offer discounted food towards the end of the day to prevent waste of unsold products. By 2022, all of our divisions will work with one or more partners (such as Too Good To Go or similar), to reduce food waste in rail units. Currently ten markets have partnerships in place. If food is still unsold, we work with charity partners to arrange collections to ensure the food goes to those who need it. By 2025, all divisions globally will have programmes to donate unsold food to charity.
Reuse: Our waste coffee ground composting and cooking oil recycling prevents these items from ending up as waste and gives them another life, including as biofuels. By 2022, 80% of our own brand units will recycle waste cooking oil, and 50% will reuse or compost waste coffee grounds.
Recover: By 2025, where unsold food is not discounted or donated, it should be diverted from landfill.