Tesco sets out climate manifesto ahead of COP26 Conference

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The retailer has outlined five key areas of focus to reduce its emissions; including cutting absolute emissions from energy.

Tesco CEO, Ken Murphy highlighted the need for both efficiency improvements and cutting-edge innovation if the retailer, and the wider food industry, is to meet its climate change targets.

In 2017, Tesco committed to science-based climate targets on a 1.5-degree trajectory, and aims to reach its net zero climate target in the UK by 2035, fifteen years earlier than originally planned.

Ken Murphy, CEO of Tesco said: “In this critical decade for tackling climate change, it’s vital we challenge ourselves to be more ambitious in our aims and accelerate progress against them.”

Tanya Steele, CEO of WWF added: “Our global food and farming systems are a major cause of nature’s decline. Retailers and their supply chains have a critical role to play in tackling the climate crisis by reducing emissions and ensuring the food on our plates doesn’t drive nature loss at home and overseas.”

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