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.
View actions for:
- Change in land use
- Climate change
- Invasive species
Plastics: Commit to full transparency on plastic use
Plastics: Consider redesigning products to use recycled materials
Plastics: Set clear and ambitious plastic reduction targets
Plastics: Sign the UK Plastic Pact
Plastics: Adopt a circular economy approach
Supply chain: Incentivise
Food waste: Apply the food waste hierarchy
Food waste: Educate your customers
Food waste: Support industry campaigns
Food waste: Support the UK Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
Food waste: Tackle food waste in partnership with suppliers
Over-fishing: Ensure traceability of fish and seafood products