Iceland is a signatory to the Courtauld Commitment 2025. This ambitious voluntary agreement brings together organisations across the food industry to make food and drink production and consumption more sustainable.
At its heart is a ten-year commitment to identify priorities, develop solutions and implement changes to cut the carbon, water and waste associated with food and drink by at least one-fifth by 2025.
In March 2010, the business was officially certified as having attained the Carbon Trust Standard, after achieving a 15% reduction in carbon emissions relative to turnover over the three year assessment period, and an absolute reduction in emissions of 2%In 2011, we set targets to reduce our carbon footprint by
30% by 2020
60% by 2030
100% by 2050
Thanks to an investment of over £35 million, we have now surpassed the targets for both 2020 and 2030, and have reduced our Scope I and 2 carbon emissions by 74% since 2011.
Iceland is working with the Carbon Trust to measure its Scope 3 carbon footprint. The Carbon Trust will also be reviewing the supermarket’s Scope 1 & 2 emissions to validate its methodology and ensure no areas are overlooked within both Scope’s calculations.
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