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Quorn unveils carbon footprint labelling of its products

Quorn has announced that they will be adding a carbon footprint label to their most popular products.

  • 10 January 2020
  • Rachel Cooper

Quorn has announced that they will be adding a carbon footprint label to their most popular products.

In a move to be more transparent with customers, Quorn is introducing carbon footprint data for sixty per cent of its product volume, with the aim of better informing people who want to understand the environmental impact of the foods they buy.

The carbon footprint data is certified by the Carbon Trust and will be available for Quorn’s top 30 selling products.

Although the data will initially be available on the Quorn website, it is planned to be rolled out onto packaging later in 2020.

One hundred per cent of Quorn’s products are produced in the UK. The carbon footprint labelling will feature on the brand’s most popular and long-standing ranges, including Quorn Mince, Quorn Crispy Nuggets and Quorn Sausages.

Quorn is the first meat free food manufacturer in the world to take the leap and introduce third party carbon footprint accreditation via the Carbon Trust.

In 2018 alone, Quorn Foods’ products enabled savings of 200,000 tonnes of CO2e compared to meat equivalents.

Speaking on the launch, a Quorn spokesperson said: “For over 30 years, we have been proudly delivering Healthy Protein for a Healthy Planet. Quorn is proven to provide significant health and environmental benefits and today we’re delighted we can offer carbon footprint data to our customers, whom we know are actively trying to find ways to reduce their impact on the planet.”

“This is about giving people the information needed to make informed decisions about the food they eat and the effect it has on our planet’s climate – in the same way that nutrition information is clearly labelled to help inform decisions on health – and we’re asking other brands to get on board with us.

Hugh Jones, Managing Director for Carbon Trust, said: “We are really excited to be working with Quorn to certify their product carbon footprint data and help improve communication to its customers. It’s really important that consumers have robust information to help inform their purchases and we’re pleased to be able to work with Quorn on this.”

Quorn is also dedicated to reducing their plastic pollution with a goal to achieve 100% recyclable, reusable or compostable packaging for all its products by 2025.

In 2018, Quorn announced that they would be removing black plastic from all packaging, eliminating 297 tonnes of non-recyclable plastic from its supply chain.