Next up in our series of conversations about the issues that matter to you we’re talking about our approach to food and farming.
I’m chiefly interested in food and farming issues as they relate to Co-op brand products – how we deliver our products in a way that reflects your priorities for issues like animal welfare, British sourcing and environmental impact.
Right now we’ve committed to:
- Sourcing 100% British fresh meat from May 2017. We’re investing £1.5bn to source own-brand British meat, produce and dairy products from the UK between 2015 and 2018.
- Establishing strong relationships with farmers and growers through our UK Farming Groups. This supports British farming whilst addressing issues such as animal welfare, environmental impacts, and supply chain transparency.
- Respecting, monitoring, and reporting on the welfare of animals in our supply chain. We offer products produced to good animal welfare standards for all our members and customers, regardless of their budget.
And you can find out more about all of this on our Food website and in our annual Co-op Way Report. The Report provides a warts and all account of our performance in these areas, and across a wider range of ethics and sustainability matters, to give everyone who’s interested confidence in what we’re doing and how we’re doing it.
Right now, we want to hear from you. What are your thoughts on the issues of food and farming? How important are these issues to you? And why?
I’ll be responding to your comments so do join in the conversation.
Group Policy Director