We’re hungry to become a fully circular zero waste business by 2035, as well as becoming a net zero carbon business by 2040 or sooner – and we recently launched a partnership with University of Liverpool’s Zero Carbon Research Institute to help us get there. In addition to that, we’re taking steps towards more responsible sourcing and tackling food waste by keeping the skin on our fries (who knew!). Find out what else is in our planet saving recipe.
Waste and Circularity
We have a goal to be a fully circular, zero waste business by 2035. This means every single bucket, box and piece of packaging we use is recyclable or compostable by 2025. Sure, it’s ambitious, but we’ve already made a start. As of today, 100% of our paper and card is FSC certified, all our straws are biodegradable and we’re on course to remove 1,500 tonnes of single-use plastic by next year.
Energy and Climate
We are taking action on climate, the biggest challenge facing the world and threat to our collective futures. KFC UK & Ireland has made a commitment to be Net Zero by 2040 or sooner, ten years ahead of the government target, and we’ve signed up to two key initiatives to work on this issue and create a roadmap to get there, working with other businesses in our sector – you can check out the BRC climate roadmap, and the Zero Carbon Forum for hospitality.
When it comes to sourcing, our aim is to promote sustainable work practices that protect and preserve the environment, drive efficiency, transparency and transform our supply chain. Our Ethical Sourcing Policy is here.