Samworth Brothers Pledges Commitment to UK Plastics Pact


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Samworth Brothers is proud to announce its commitment to the UK Plastics Pact, launched recently by the sustainability experts WRAP (Waste and Resource Action Programme).  The UK Plastics Pact is a trailblazing, collaborative initiative, led by WRAP, that aims to create a circular economy for plastics and ensure that plastics do not end up in the environment.

The initiative is unique because it unites governments,
local authorities, NGOs 
and businesses involved in producing, selling, collecting and reprocessing plastic, to deliver ambitious targets for change by 2025.  It fits strongly with the Samworth Brothers’ Today, Tomorrow, Together Responsible Business Strategy, that incorporates environmental action and communication programme, The 4R Plan.

Samworth Brothers proud to be one of the first chilled food manufacturers to sign up to the commitment.
Deborah Carlin, Group Sustainability Manager, says; “We take our responsibilities to protect the environment seriously and being part of the UK Plastics Pact demonstrates how sincere we are about tackling this issue. We strive to be a responsible business and this is just one element of Samworth Brothers’ Plastic Packaging Reduction Plan, Project Blue Planet.  The Project strategy includes specific objectives and targets for working: with our key suppliers to reduce the plastic used in transporting goods; across Samworth businesses to reduce plastic use at each site; and with our customers to reduce plastic packaging and increase recyclability.”

Samworth Brothers is committed to reducing waste, water and energy through its 4R plan, which focuses on 4 pillars; reduce, reuse, recycle or recover.  Recent achievements include moving to purchasing 100% green electricity, saving c.800,000 litres of fuel in a year, and donating c.795,254 meals in 2017 through food surplus redistribution to FareShare and The Company Shop.

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