Our journey to net zero and a climate-smart future

The impact of climate change is all too clear to see, right across the world. It will take collaborative action by governments, business, consumers, NGOs and communities to tackle this existential challenge and we are determined to play our part.

The centrepiece of our climate strategy is our ambition to achieve net zero across our value chain by 2040. 

We’re also focused on eliminating single-use plastics and transitioning to sustainable packaging as well as reducing food waste such as through partnerships for discounting and donating surplus food.

Our focus areas

Pursuing net zero carbon emissions

We are committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions across our value chain (Scopes 1, 2 and 3) by 2040.

Reducing, reusing and recycling our packaging

We are committed to eliminating unnecessary single-use plastic and moving 100% of our own brand packaging to be recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025.

Reducing food waste

We are committed to reducing food waste through prevention, reuse, recycling and recovery, including partnerships for discounting and donating surplus food.

Our net-zero targets are approved by SBTi

Our net-zero targets, which include our near- and long-term targets, have been validated by Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), the global body for validating emissions reduction targets in line with the latest climate science. SBTi validation confirms that our targets meet the Science Based Targets initiative Net-Zero Standard, ensuring they are credible, transparent and consistent.

Importantly, our net-zero targets cover emissions across SSP’s value chain. With nearly 90% of our emissions in Scope 3, achieving reductions relies on collaboration with our suppliers, clients and brand partners. 

We are using our culinary expertise to design recipes and menus that are healthier and more sustainable, increasing our range of plant-based offerings and sourcing local and seasonal ingredients and products that meet recognised sustainability standards and certifications.

We are also continuing to optimise energy efficiency and increasing our use of renewables, as well as employing sustainability criteria in the design and construction of our units, transitioning to sustainable packaging and reducing food waste.

Find out more at sciencebasedtargets.org/companies-taking-action

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