Moy Park first to support the Courtauld Commitment

26-07-2010 | | |

Moy Park has become the first poultry company to sign up to the Courtauld Commitment having become a signatory of Phase 2.

The voluntary agreement managed by WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) is aimed at improving resource efficiency and reducing the carbon and wider environmental impact of the grocery retail sector.  Phase 2 moves away from solely weight-based targets and aims to achieve a more sustainable use of resources over the entire lifecycle of products, throughout the whole supply chain.

Moy Park is delighted to be a signatory to the Courtauld Commitment Phase 2 and is proud to be the first poultry company to support the initiative,” said Nigel Dunlop, CEO Moy Park Ltd.  “Through a continuous screening, development, review and implementation of packaging materials and concepts, Moy Park aims to support the overall reduction in carbon and packaging waste. The agreement provides a framework in which we can build on our existing commitment to reduce waste across the industry and we look forward to working with WRAP to meet the targets set by the agreement.”

Liz Goodwin, WRAP’s CEO: “The second phase of Courtauld looks at what can be achieved across the entire retail supply chain.  In other words, we have to recognise that the biggest changes come when we consider the entire lifecycle of a product and its packaging. That means working together to make changes from the point of production right through to the point of household impact – partnership in the truest sense.”

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