Sustainability is the core of our mission and at the heart of everything we do. We care about our precious planet and its people and we aim to make our processes and products as green as possible in an attempt to reduce the damage we’ve collectively been wreaking for decades.
The Quattro team has been adapting to the growing and changing needs of our planet for the last few years but the problem doesn’t get less urgent and we’re committed to improving our sustainability credentials as environmental needs change and grow.
And we’re not doing it alone. Businesses across sectors are working together to counter the devastating damage the planet has suffered, through a variety of sustainable programmes and processes.
What are the most effective sustainable changes we can make in the food production and distribution industry to ensure that everything we do is as planet-friendly as possible?
With the cost-of-living crisis well under way, many of our customers are switching to plant-based products. Meat made of non-animal produce is improving in quality and popularity, as are dairy-free versions of cheeses, cream and milk. Been into a coffee shop lately? From oat to soy, hemp and even avocado milk, the choice is endless and retailers are offering their customers vegan versions of almost every traditionally dairy product on the market.
Become B Corp
Certified B Corporations, or B Corps, are companies which meet high standards of social and environmental performance and transparency. Going B Corp has become more mainstream in recent times, as sustainability issues have crept up the corporate priority list. It’s easy to join up and show your customers, partners and investors that you’re committed to balancing profit with people and the planet. You’ll need to go through a rigorous certification process, but it’s worth the effort for the health of the planet and its people, and will do your brand reputation a world of good too.
Go carbon zero
Consumers are increasingly carbon conscious. Reducing your emissions in a quantifiable way is an important part of winning them over. You can display your carbon footprint on your product labels with the help of free online carbon emission calculators, which help you work out how many miles you go when you source, produce and deliver your products.
Healthy eating = healthy living
Consumers are increasingly committed to good health, particularly since the pandemic highlighted the importance of robust immune systems and strength. Customers want fresher foods with no artificial ingredients, preferably organic and locally sourced. Offering your customers products with clear health credentials and traceable ingredients fosters trust and improves your brand reputation too. Take a close look at your supply chain and examine the provenance of ingredients. Customers need to know that you’re using sustainable options and you can show them they can trust you if you offer them a short history of traceability on your product labels.
Let’s keep working together for a greener planet and more responsible business practices to make Earth a happier and healthier place for all of us, now and in the years to come.