Protecting the planet
As a global food retailer, we play a key role in protecting the health of the oceans and forests, as well as conserving resources for future generations. Here are some of the key areas we focus on protecting them.
Our goal is to ensure the supply of 100% sustainable fish and seafood according to the standards of the Maritime Surveillance Council (MSC) in our entire range. Advice logo guarantee customers that the fish have been caught in a sustainable way that prevents overfishing.
All Tesco chocolates are made exclusively from UTZ-certified cocoa (Rainforest Alliance program) and at the end of this year we would like to launch Tesco tea certified by the Ethical Tea Partnership.
If wood is obtained responsibly, we consider it a sustainable material. In Central Europe, in 2019, up to 94% of the wood / paper in our brand's products came from recycled sources or was FSC / PEFC certified.
Forests play a crucial role in our global ecosystem. When sourcing raw materials for our own brand products, including products containing palm oil, wood, paper and soy, we strive to achieve zero net deforestation.
Palm oil is a common part of many products. Demand for it is increasing, increasing pressure on forests and biodiversity. Therefore, all palm oil used in our products in Central Europe is certified according to the RSPO (Round Table for Sustainable Palm Oil Production) standard.
As demand increases, so does the pressure on valuable forest ecosystems, and it is essential that the food industry comes together to meet this demand by increasing the efficiency of soybean processing, not further deforestation. In 2019, we measured our soybean footprint in Central Europe, and we will use the data to create a sustainable soybean strategy.