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Compass Group commits to reach net zero by 2050

Approved science based targets will include a 46% reduction in absolute Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions, and 28% reduction in absolute Scope 3 GHG emissions from all food and drink purchased

The Compass Group has announced a commitment to reach net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across its global operations and value chain by 2050.

It revealed Compass is the first international company in the contract catering industry to announce a global commitment to a 2050 net zero emissions economy.

According to the firm, targets include emissions reduction over the next decade and a further commitment to be carbon neutral worldwide in its own operations on scope 1 and 2 by 2030.

Compass Group’s decarbonisation strategy will be delivered through collaboration, innovation, and investment across its global operations.

Compass has said actions will include, a transition of all fleet vehicles globally to 100% plug-in electric; low carbon introduced menus; a switch towards more plant-based proteins; to increase sourcing from regenerative agriculture; 50% reduction in food waste across its operations globally by 2030 and to invest in “climate positive projects” worldwide to support a range of initiatives.

Dominic Blakemore, group CEO of Compass Group PLC, said: “Compass Group’s new global climate net zero target reflects our teams’ commitment to sustainable sourcing, eliminating food waste and transforming our environmental impact.

“As the world’s largest food services group, operating at the heart of the global food supply chain, we are in a unique position to influence real change, by working in partnership with our suppliers and encouraging sustainable consumption from the clients and consumers we serve every day.”

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