SOIL IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN

Our policy work extends beyond Westminster to include those at the practical end of soil stewardship, and in the last few months we have begun a dialogue with leading UK growers and supermarkets they supply to. Our objective is to establish a shared understanding among these highly progressive and innovative businesses of what is meant by healthy soil, how to measure it and the role of both government and assurance schemes in achieving it. We convened workshop bringing these stakeholders together at the beginning of 2019 and look to share a report from the event soon.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Carbon, environment & sustainability policies of the UK’s major supermarkets:

ASDA: Sustainability at ASDA

Coop: The Future of Food

Marks & Spencer: Plan A (June 2017)

Morrisons: Corporate Responsibility report (2017/18)

Sainsburys: Sustainability Update (2018)

Tesco: Little Helps Plan (October 2017)

Waitrose: Sustainability for Life

(Links to relevant research/news items)

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