Co-op to produce carbon neutral own-brand food and drink

The Co-op has announced plans be the first supermarket to sell carbon neutral own brand food and drink by 2025, a world-first for any major supermarket.

The plan is part of a ten-point climate plan to achieve net-zero carbon emission by 2040, ten years ahead of the Government's own ambition.

From products and packaging to power and pension fund investments, the comprehensive plan details how the Co-op will reduce the direct and indirect impacts of all the food and drink it sells and its wider operations.

The supermarket is also championing its plant-based GRO range, ensuring it is priced against equivalent meat products. It will make its entire 200-strong home delivery fleet electric, end the use of fossil fuel heating, lower farm agricultural emissions, cut packaging and reduce impacts from soy in animal feed. Co-op Power, which is the biggest energy buying co-operative in the UK, will use its collective buying might to help Co-op suppliers to save money and source low-cost energy in an ethical, sustainable way.

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