When it comes to contributing to a better world, Co-op is one of the kings. Being the first UK supermarket to sell Fairtrade products, Co-op has always led the way on some of the issues that matter most!
Environmental protection is ingrained in Fairtrade, so sourcing Fairtrade products helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect biodiversity. In the interest of the planet and the interest of the farmers!
Speaking of carbon footprint, in 2019, Co-op committed to reducing direct emissions by 50% and product emissions by 11% by 2025. They became the first UK retailer to commit to the UN’s pledge to be Net-Zero by 2050. Talk about ahead of the curve!
2020 marked the third year of Co-op’s collaboration with Chester Zoo, restoring rainforest where there were once palm oil plantations.
Down a similar lane to Itsu, Co-op removed all dark and black plastic from their own packaging for better detection by recycling facilities. Their plastic bags are fully compostable. And for you tea-lovers out there, so are their own-brand tea bags!
For their Future of Food 2030 ambition, Co-op promise to remove all single-use plastics in their own packaging by 2023. We believe they’ll get there!