Co-operative Food passes 'green' sourcing test
The move is part of the Co-operative’s wider commitment to sustainability following the launch of its Ethical Plan earlier this year. In October, The Co-operative became the largest UK supermarket to certify all of its palm oil use as sustainable.
Sean Toal, acting chief executive at Co-operative Food, said: "As the first retailer to graduate from WWF’s UK Global Forest and Trade Network, we’re leading the way in sourcing wood and paper-based products in a responsible and sustainable way."
Julia Young, WWF-UK GFTN manager, said: "The Co-operative has quietly gone about the job of changing their supply chain for forest goods for the better.
"I look forward to The Co-operative’s success being the forerunner of what will eventually be the norm, with responsible forest trade mainstreamed in UK retailing at this level."
The GFTN-UK was founded in 1991, originally called the WWF 1995 Group, and has 35 participating companies.
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