Sustainable paths of working

Sustainable paths of working

We’re on a mission together with our suppliers, partners, factories, and operations to find better ways of working that are kinder to our planet and natural environment.

We believe this is key to creating a more sustainable future.

Preparing our food responsibly

We make sure that our food is frozen within hours to lock in freshness and nutrition. We also aim to reduce energy during the production and freezing process, as well as reducing water consumption.

When developing our recipes we make the most of our raw materials and ingredients. We spend time creating easy-to-follow cooking instructions, as well as ensuring that our labelling meets the most up-to-date regulations. We go even further, where possible, to help our consumers make informed food choices. We also work to reduce the environmental impact of packaging through better design and optimised use.

Respecting human rights

We want to make sure that everyone in our supply chain is fairly treated, so we work hard to implement strict ethical policies and procedures. We also offer appropriate internal training to secure awareness and understanding.

We are committed to ethical trading and social compliance, and we base our policy on the principles of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), as well as adherence to national labour regulations. This includes working hours, health and safety, freedom of association, and fair wages.

We require our suppliers to sign up to the Nomad Foods Europe's Supplier Code of Conduct [1], as well as registering with SEDEX (the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange): a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving responsible and ethical business practices in global supply chains.

 

[1]Nomad Foods Supplier Code of Conduct – Version 2018

External Certifications

We believe external third-party certifications play a role in driving progress and helping consumers to make sustainable choices. We see the value and credibility of independent certification schemes.

That is why we work with a selection of organisations and certifications such as:

  • Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil* – promoting the growth and use of sustainable oil palm products through credible global standards and engagement of stakeholders. Check our progress at www.rspo.org.

     

*Trademark license number: RSPO-1106262

Keep an eye out for the above certifications in stores as they can help you to make more sustainable choices.

Dedicated to making a difference

These are initiatives and commitments that we are a part of to make a difference in the world:

  • The UK WRAP Courtauld Commitment 2025 [1]: Reduce food waste by 20% by 2025 vs 2015
  • The UK Plastic Pact: 100% of plastic packaging is reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025

 

[1] https://wrap.org.uk/taking-action/food-drink/initiatives/courtauld-commitment/history-courtauld-commitment

The WRAP Courtauld commitment 2015 - Reduce food waste by 20%. How to reduce food waste.
The UK plastic pact. 100% plastic packaging to be reusable or recyclable by 2015. Birds Eye UK plastic reduction.