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Co-operative Food passes 'green' sourcing test

Co-operative Food has become the first retailer to graduate from WWF’s Global Forest and Trade Network in the UK. To qualify, the retailer had to demonstrate that it used at least 95% sustainable materials for all its wood and paper-based products.

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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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