Tesco sets out climate ‘manifesto’
Tesco has launched a new climate change manifesto ahead of this year’s COP26 Climate Change Summit in Glasgow.
The supermarket has identified five key areas where it feels it can make the most difference, including cutting absolute emissions from energy, supporting the UK’s transition to electric transport, tackling food waste, supporting the sustainable production of food, and helping customers eat healthy, sustainable diets.
Speaking at The Grocer Conference, Tesco Group chief executive Ken Murphy said: “In this critical decade for tackling climate change, it’s vital we challenge ourselves to be more ambitious in our aims and accelerate progress against them. At Tesco, we’re playing our part by creating a better basket for our customers and the planet. No one business can tackle these challenges alone. We must take collective action as a food industry to drive the transformational changes necessary to meet the UK’s climate commitments.”
Tesco is aiming to reach its net zero climate target in the UK by 2035, fifteen years earlier than originally planned.