Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Burger King UK unveils sustainability, ethical targets

Burger King UK has pledged to 0% single use plastic by 2025 alongside other sustainability, ethical and food quality targets.

The company’s new ‘Burger King for Good’ charter will highlight the culmination of many years’ dedication to a number of programmes across the business to improve Burger King UK sustainability credentials, and its commitment to develop its food strategy, as well as its initiatives to champion diversity and inclusivity across the business.

Amongst the sustainability targets set out are goals to reach 100% recycled or certified packaging by 2025, 0% single use plastic by 2025 and adoption of WRAP’s food waste road map.

The company will also focus on sustainably sourced commodities including soy, palm oil,  tea, coffee, timber and paper, in a bid to minimise the negative social and environmental impacts of its operational footprint.

The principles are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which aim to end poverty, protect our planet and increase prosperity for all.

CEO of Burger King UK Alasdair Murdoch said: “Now more than ever, we believe that fresh, good quality food is vital to the quality of our lives and the health of our planet.

“Being good to the planet, our people and guests is central to our values at Burger King UK, and despite the challenges faced by the pandemic, I believe this crisis has given us an opportunity to ‘build back better’ and drive through our company values, which are integral to sustaining our business for the future.

“The underlying aim of the Burger King for Good initiative is to be transparent, be accountable and work with others to ensure our business decisions are well informed and sound.”

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