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Actions for nature

There are many positive actions that food retail companies can take as part of a proactive and restorative approach that promotes nature and biodiversity gain.
 
The following inspiration ranges in complexity and scale – from actions to keep pace with competitors, and actions to get ahead of the curve with innovation, to actions to change the system for the better.

 

To decide which actions best fit your business, first map your biodiversity impact areas (from raw material production to end-of-life, scoring them ‘high’ to ‘low’ impact). Once you’ve determined where to focus your efforts, take inspiration from the actions we have detailed here.

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Pollution
Plastics: Commit to full transparency on plastic use
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Single use plastic
Pollution
Plastics: Consider redesigning products to use recycled materials
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Pollution
Plastics: Set clear and ambitious plastic reduction targets
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Plastic bottle floating in ocean
Pollution
Plastics: Sign the UK Plastic Pact
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Biodegradable packaging
Pollution
Plastics: Adopt a circular economy approach
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Twigs of cotton
Pollution
Supply chain: Incentivise
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Over-exploitation
Food waste: Apply the food waste hierarchy
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Organic carrots and cabbage
Over-exploitation
Food waste: Educate your customers
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Over-exploitation
Food waste: Support industry campaigns
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Food waste image
Over-exploitation
Food waste: Support the UK Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
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Over-exploitation
Food waste: Tackle food waste in partnership with suppliers
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Over-exploitation
Over-fishing: Ensure traceability of fish and seafood products
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