Sustainability

Sustainability

Sustainability

We have always taken the long view on sustainability, ensuring that it is embedded throughout our business and our supply chain. We also have a record of taking leadership and sharing our sustainability learnings with our partners in order to have the maximum positive impact.

Animal welfare

Animal welfare

With a heritage of bringing continental meats to the UK, we work with over 290 farmers to supply own label and branded lines to retailers and foodservice. Across our range, many of these farmers can now boast higher welfare credentials.

Our European welfare journey began in 2000 and our highlights include winning Good Pig awards in Italy & Spain (a first), collecting a Special Recognition Award from Compassion in World Farming, and gaining UKAS accreditation for our Pig Module welfare scheme in 2018.

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Food waste reduction

Food waste reduction

We are part of a group of large food businesses that has committed to reduce food waste across our UK operations by 50% by 2030. As part of this project, we have adopted the approach of “measure, target, and act” on key areas across our UK operations. And we report publicly on our progress. Dedicated site personnel manage and target food waste giveaway KPIs on a daily basis. Our recently reported figure was at 3.6%, making us an industry front-runner.

Plant based

Plant based

Conversion of a meal from meat to plant-based has – on average – a net reduction in climate impact. We are committed to making plant-based products so delicious and compelling that more consumers make that change. Since 2018 we have been responsible for more switches from meat to meat-free than any other UK chilled business.

Community & charity

Community & charity

Supporting our local communities is important to us whether it’s school career days and education sessions, raising funds for local foodbanks, or sponsoring the community café’s meal delivery service.
In 2019 we donated over 100 pairs of used wellingtons to Small Steps Project in Uganda. These were passed onto children and adults living on rubbish tips.
Since 2010 we have supported Action Against Hunger by donating 1p from every unearthed® pack sold, helping to fund projects in Mali, Zambia and India, with donations in excess of £787,000.

Ethical

Ethical

With a large supply base, it is important to have visibility of ethical issues throughout the supply chain. Each step is assessed – from the grower/farmer level to raw material suppliers and product manufacturing sites.

We use a number of tools to assess and monitor the ethical status of suppliers. Our collaboration with a range of key bodies and groups ensures that we are at the forefront of understanding and managing the specific ethical risks within each step of the supply chain.

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Another exciting launch 🚀 🎉📣 this time from @vadaszdeli with their Super Green Kimchi. Absolutely delicious, full of great gut-ness and available in @waitroseandpartners ...

“Awesome” is how the judges described our award winning @squeakybeanveg fluffy American style pancakes at today’s @thegrocerofficial #NewProductAwards.
Whoop whoop. We second that.
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Good News #2 - our @vadaszdeli Red Onions Pickles have also won the PICKLES & FERMENTS category at the @qualityfoodawards. It's an all-round celebration at WD HQ today. If you fancy picking up some pickles, then pop to @waitroseandpartners, @ocadouk, @marksandsepncer or @wattsfarms ...

Good News #1 - our @foodsunearthed Whipped Goats Cheese and Butternut Squash mezze has WON in the Deli category of this year’s @qualityfoodawards. What fantastic taste they've got ;o) If you want to treat yourself to some AWARD WINNING mezze, the range is available at @waitroseandpartners now. ...

📣📣We’re delighted to announce that we’ve been shortlisted for Plant-Based Food Manufacturer AND Site Team of the Year categories at the Food Manufacture #ExcellenceAwards. Wonderful news and well done team 🎊🎉🎊🎉 ...

Across our portfolio we’ve got something for every type of sandwich lover out there. No one needs miss out now!

#nationalsandwichday #deliveringhappinessthroughfood
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We’re delighted to announce that our plant-based brand @squeakybeanveg has been shortlisted for TWO @thegrocerofficial New Product Awards.
Kick of Tikka Ready-to-Eat Chicken style pieces and Fluffy American-Style Pancakes are up against some worthy competition for vegetarian/vegan savoury and sweet categories. We’ve now got to wait until 18th November to find out whether they come out on top! Fingers crossed and well done to #TeamSqueakyBean

#newproduct #plantbased #vegan #awards
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Congrats to @itsdanadams for completing his mammoth bike ride taking in all of our 3 sites. He’s raised an incredible £1,160 for @actionagainsthungeruk too. Well done Dan - time to rest your weary legs now! ...

This is Dan - he works at our Clitheroe site. At the weekend he’s CYCLING the 260 miles from Clitheroe to our Redhill office, via the Bicester site, to raise money for our friends @actionagainsthungeruk. He's nearly reached his target but we think it'd be great to get him some more support. Click the link in our bio if you fancy helping with a little extra⁠
#onyerbike #charity #cycling #oneteam #solotour
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On Sunday it was #antislaveryday. As a Stronger Together business partner we've uploaded evidence to publicly demonstrate our commitment to tackling hidden labour exploitation across our supply chain. We were founder members of FNET (Food Network Ethical Trade) which was established in 2016 to improve human rights in global food supply chains through a common approach to managing ethical trade. The group now consists of 45 members – food suppliers, brands and retailers who are working to develop their collective capacity to make change in their supply chains.⁠
We are against #ModernSalvery across our business and our supply chain
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The coronavirus crisis could add an extra 132 million to this number. But this is a fight we can win. Through @actionagainsthungeruk’s #LoveFoodGiveFood we can help vulnerable communities access the food they need to survive and thrive. We’ve been supporting them since 2010 via our @foodsunearthed brand. Learn more about them by clicking the link in our bio⁠

#worldfoodday #foodpoverty #charity
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it's not too late to join @actionagainsthungeruk for their cookalong tomorrow lunchtime ahead of #WorldFoodDay on Friday. Click the link in our bio to find out more.⁠
We're proud to support @actionagainsthungeruk via our flagship brand @foodsunearthed
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📣 Excited to see our @squeakybeanveg brand have launched a NEW plant-based Roast Chicken flavour slice in 221 @sainsburys stores!!!
Get a tasty slice of our plant-based action now 🌱
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This is something worth getting into a pickle about... our @vadaszdeli kimchi is 📣NOW available at 348 @coopuk stores.

#repost #launch
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Some delicious collaborations with other brands via our @squeakybeanveg brand.

#repost @squeakybeanveg
Squeaky sarnie with our friends at @pelagonia and @applewood_cheese‼️🥪🌱🤪✨
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And we’re about deliver more #happinessthroughfood when these fab @vadaszdeli pickles & ferments arrive in a new store near you....watch this space for more info....

#kimchi #garlic&dill #redonion
#coldbrined #pickles #ferments

#Repost @vadaszdeli
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📣Vadasz Pickles & Ferments coming soon to a store near you.... We’ll keep you posted‼️🛒🤭🥒
Comment below ⬇️ where you would like to see Vadasz stocked!👊🏼💥
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Wonderful to get positive feedback from customers who love our @foodsunearthed brand products (these ones are particularly delicious). We really do like to deliver #happinessthroughfood and it’s what we’re all about
#passionate #foodies

#Repost @foodsunearthed
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We love hearing your thoughts about our products!💭
Here at unearthed® we are passionate about sharing food discoveries. It’s about the people who make it, and the people you share it with.🌍
#PeopleMakeFood.💚
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