PACKAGING

From Farm To Fork – Responsibly

We are focused on developing more sustainable packaging options for our products.

We are looking to remove problematic plastics, reduce the amount of non-recyclable packaging we use and improve opportunities for packaging to be recycled.

We are part of the UK Plastics Pact initiative, run by WRAP and supported by Ellen MacArthur Foundation and also members of the On Pack Recycling Label (OPRL) scheme.

OUR PROGRESS

Galbani Burrata
Président Emmental Slices
Galbani Mozzarella Latte Di Bufala Mini

Galbani Burrata 150g

On Galbani Burrata 150g, we have moved from a non-recyclable labelled pot (polystyrene) to a fully recyclable printed pot (polypropylene).

Président Emmental Slices 200g

We have managed to decrease the quantity of plastics used in our Président Emmental Slices packaging and moved to a fully recyclable base!

To make it happen, we moved from a multi-material plastic composition (PET and PE) to a single material virgin PET tray, which now not only makes our tray recyclable but will also help save over 560kgs of plastic per year with this product alone.

Galbani Mozzarella Latte di Bufala Mini

We continue to work on reducing plastic in our portfolio, in 2022 we removed the plastic lid from our Galbani Mozzarella Latte di Bufala Mini and switched to a new recyclable printed pot. 12 other countries within Lactalis have rolled this out. By removing the plastic lids in the UK, we have taken out 770Kg of plastic per year.

SURPLUS FOOD WASTE

According to the United Nations, around a third of all food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted.

This has massive economic, social, and environmental impacts, and in the UK alone more than 10 million tonnes of food is wasted each year from farm to fork, worth over £20 billion a year.

THE FOOD WASTE ROADMAP

In 2022, Lactalis in the UK, signed up to the Food Waste Reduction Roadmap, developed by IGD (Institute of Grocery
Distribution) and WRAP to tackle food waste in the UK.

This Roadmap is tackling UK food waste and contributing towards delivering United Nations SDG 12.3. With less than 10 years to achieve this ambition, we have committed to the Roadmap by: adopting a food waste reduction target with a goal of achieving a reduction of 25% by 2030.

WASTE

In 2022 we made good progress against our 2030 goal to reduce waste

2022 RESULT

0.07% of turnover

2021 RESULT

0.16% of turnover (2021)

GOAL

-25% by 2030
(0.05% of turnover)

In 2021, LUK waste as a % of turnover was 0.16%. In 2022, the business achieved a reduction with the actual figure at 0.07% of turnover. This currently puts us on track to deliver against our 2030 goal of reducing waste by 25%.

2022 RESULT

0.73% of turnover

2021 RESULT

1.03% of turnover (2021)

GOAL

-25% by 2030
(0.80% of turnover)

In 2021, LNCD waste as a % of turnover was 1.03%. In 2022, the business achieved a reduction with the actual figure at 0.73% of turnover. So, LNCD is currently meeting its 2030 goal of reducing waste by 25%.

Via our work with Fareshare, we regularly share our food surplus with community groups so that those in need can access support and a warming meal.

Going forward, we are also taking the following actions regarding waste.

We will continue to improve our forecast accuracy

  • We continue to build our customer relationships to aid our forecast accuracy.
  • We will continue to analyse market trends, relevant history & EPOS data, to ensure we are using the most up to date information.

We will continue to explore other areas of food distribution to reduce our waste

  • We continue to explore new clearance channels and support community charities so that we can provide our dairy products to them.
  • We will continue to offer, as an option, lower life products to our customers to minimise our waste.

We will continue to optimise our stock levels

  • We will be mindful & ensure careful consideration is done on the production runs for minimum order quantities (MOQ) before we launch new products.
  • We continue to review our stock levels and optimise where necessary.

PACKAGING INITIATIVES FOR LACTALIS NESTLE CHILLED DAIRY

At Rachel’s Organic we care about the environment and work to ensure we reduce the impact on the environment in all areas of our business and in the packaging of our products.

As a celebration of 70 years of being faithful to nature, we have removed the single-use clip-lids from all of our range of big pots of yogurts. This will mean the removal of 9 million pieces of plastic.

Since eliminating these single-use clip-lids can be an adjustment, and as big pots are not necessarily consumed in one go, Rachel’s Organic has gone one step further in offering a free reusable and recyclable over cap, which can be used time and time again and is also dishwasher safe.

In our effort to make our packaging more sustainable, we have reduced the size of the sleeves on our Rachel’s Organic Multipacks, and shifted to an eco-clip.
Across our range of everyday family yogurt and dessert multipacks, we have led the way in switching to PET recyclable pots (replacing PS Polystyrene plastic pots). This has given our consumers the ability to easily recycle these pots.

SUSTAINABILITY PROGRESS UPDATE 2023

Find out more about our sustainability journey in our 2023 Sustainability Progress Update Report

MORE ON OUR JOURNEY