Carbon Reduction

Food Network Corporation Ltd

Carbon Reduction Plan 

Supplier name: …Food Network Corporation……………………………………………………………….

Publication date: 04/09/2023……………………………………………………………………….

Commitment to achieving Net Zero

FOOD Network is committed to achieving Net Zero emissions by 2028.

Baseline Emissions Footprint

Baseline emissions are a record of the greenhouse gases that have been produced in the past and were produced prior to the introduction of any strategies to reduce emissions. Baseline emissions are the reference point against which emissions reduction can be measured.

Baseline Year: 2023
Company Statement in Commitment to reducing our Carbon Footprint and engaging in a sustainable approach to all that we do.   January 2023.   Introduction  Recycle. … Use Recycled Resources. …
Use Sustainable Suppliers. … Switch to Hybrid or Fully Electric Company Cars and Fleet Vehicles. … Switch to Online meetings and Online Events. … Use Public Transport or Car Share for Business Trips. Quality Assurance & Sustainability Review all Supplier Specifications ails relating to the Baseline Emissions calculations.
Introduction Food Network Corporation is a wholly owned company of an NHS Foundation Trust, and as such is fully supported in striving for the most sustainable approach in everything that we do.  The reduction of our carbon footprint is a core aim of this sustainability journey, with each step in each of our quality assessed production and operational processes driven by carbo reduction and good sustainability practices. This is a continuous and never ending journey, with all members of the team nurtured into a culture of absolute sustainability. Recycle In assessing each step in all of our processes, the whole lifecycle is considered, with everything that we use. Food products are sourced through diligent vetting of potential suppliers, including purchasing locally wherever possible, from suppliers who are certified to specification standards. All products and contents are assessed for their recycling qualities and capabilities to minimise waste in all of its forms. Our waste management policy/procedure is designed to incorporate separate waste streams, with waste collection and disposal contracted to appropriately qualified and recognised waste management companies, who are only appointed after stringent vetting. Duty of care visits to waste management disposal sites ensure agreed protocols and standards are adhered to ensure all waste products are disposed of in the most environmentally friendly methods possible. The ultimate aim is to achieve 95% recycled waste within the company.    Use Recycle Resources 
80% of our food packaging is a recycled product, with over 80% of our food produce procured locally. Use of recycled resources is a core part of our approach, with all pre negotiations and initial contract specifications majoring on the use of recycled products.     Use of Sustainable Suppliers Our purchasing approach is heavily influenced by the standards of sustainability demonstrated by potential suppliers. First priority is to identify suppliers as geographically local as possible, to minimise transport, and enable easy access for our staff to undertake duty of care visits. Sustainability standards are a core element of our assessment criteria, with other key focuses on waste management processes, use of materials and the level of recyclable materials. Production process methods are scrutinise, as are staff awareness and types of equipment used.     Switch to Hybrid or Fully Electric Company Cars and Fleet Vehicles. The company decided to focus more on limited geographical business plan to minimise the need for extended travel both for deliveries and staff movement. This ensured the vehicle requirement for deliveries has been kept to a minimum. Due to the low number of vehicles, will be investing in Hybrid at the next stage of a vehicle purchasing process. The company decided to have no fleet vehicles with the majority of communication used by on line technology. Only essential travel for duty of care visits for example, are undertaken. Switch to Online meetings and Online Events The company have invested in on line technology to facilitate meetings and other activities. Technology is a core element of our overall operational processes, using low energy equipment with all investments.   Use public Transport or car share for business trips Due to our policy of a not having a fleet company facility, and with the use of public transport not possible due to location base, we utilise a car share for all business trips. The aim however is to keep trips to a minimum through the use of on line technology.
  Quality Assurance & Sustainability At the heart of the companies philosophy is the quality assurance process, which form the basis for the entirety of the businesses operational activity. This requires each step in every process to analysed, assessed, and approved. Every step in every process is designed not only to achieve the efficiency, quality, and safety standards, but also be as sustainable as practical, with a focus on identifying carbo reduction opportunities through all that we do. As our overall company objective is to offer high quality, low cost product to locally based customers we also have the objective of cementing our reputation as an environmentally friendly local company, contributing not only to the local economy, but also to the local environment through the sustainable approach as outlined above. As stated earlier, these efforts will be continuous, with a plan to react to any future opportunities to further reduce our carbon footprint, while continuing to serve our local community, as a small local company preserving small enterprise benefits in terms of caring for the environment. Review all Supplier Specifications To ensure all packaging and labelling is of a recyclable quality where practical, or manufactured in an environmental friendly way. All suppliers must demonstrate a full commitment to environmental sustainability, through providing comprehensive plans and evidence of achievement. The sourcing and manufacturing process of all materials must be evident, including fair trade practices. Must also demonstrate rewarding, flexible and supportive work and positive action on promoting equalities, including through the workforce, race equality, and disability equality standards. All suppliers must demonstrate a modern slavery policy, and a fair living wage. Review process must consider the 6 key “R”s as follows; Rethink – Carefully consider key aims of our sustainability aims when reviewing procurement plans and recipe and ingredient planning. Think local, think fresh, and think responsibility for environment. Reduce – Ensure food production planning, incorporates systems that minimise waste, reduce the need for single use products, and reduce the need for added energy consumption.
Resilience – Ensure robust production planning, quality assurance monitoring, and contingency planning in all that we do. Ensure staff are appropriately trained and informed, and truly engaged, to instil confidence in all that they do. Renewability – Maximise the use of reusable and materials of recycling qualities. Be creative in production processes and in the materials we use to ensure, through planning that has sustainability as a key component. Recycling – Ensure our waste management provider is fully engaged in ours and their own sustainability plans, working with them to ensure any waste we have is processed in a responsible fashion. This will involve our team having a robust duty of care and due diligence process, to regularly review and follow the waste process. Repair – Look to have robust maintenance and repair processes in place to minimise the need to discard and replace equipment. Always opt for the most energy efficient equipment.    To compliment the above, always to procure as local as possible, in order to reduce/minimise our carbon foot print and to support local businesses, who share our aims in relation to the environment and sustainability.               Reviewed 1st January 2023 Next Review January 2024  
Baseline year emissions:
Scope 1TBC
Scope 2TBC
Scope 3 (Included Sources)TBC
Total EmissionsTBC

Current Emissions Reporting

Reporting Year: 2023
Scope 1TBC
Scope 2TBC
Scope 3 (Included Sources)TBC
Total EmissionsTBC

Emissions reduction targets

In order to continue our progress to achieving Net Zero, we have adopted the above carbon reduction targets.

We project that carbon emissions will decrease over the next five years to TBC tCO2e by 202028. This is a reduction of TBC Progress against these targets can be seen in the graph below:

Carbon Reduction Projects

Completed Carbon Reduction Initiatives

This Carbon Reduction Plan has been completed in accordance with PPN 06/21 and associated guidance and reporting standard for Carbon Reduction Plans.

Emissions have been reported and recorded in accordance with the published reporting standard for Carbon Reduction Plans and the GHG Reporting Protocol corporate standard[1] and uses the appropriate Government emission conversion factors for greenhouse gas company reporting[2].

Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions have been reported in accordance with SECR requirements, and the required subset of Scope 3 emissions have been reported in accordance with the published reporting standard for Carbon Reduction Plans and the Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3)


NoFood Network Green Plan Actions General Target   YearProgressIndicative Cost to achieveIndicative Emissions re-                                duction
01Review and report the plan at our parent company Board level, monitoring delivery at our parent company Board meetings and relevant committees. 23/24     
02Nominate and empower a Climate Change Adaptation Lead and keep Co-ordinating.  23/24     
03Identify funding for the delivery of each ‘area of focus’ and the Green Plan as a whole. 23/24     
04Streamline data collection processes and produce a comprehensive monthly data report with relevant Green Plan metrics. 23/24     
05Produce an annual report on progress 23/24     
06Ensure staff are resourced to undertake Green Plan duties and nominate a lead person.  23/24     
07Ensure the Green Plan delivery is reflected in our corporate risk register.              23/24     
08Review procurement plan to aim for a net zero supply chain. Fulfilling our role to achieve social value and wider benefits for our communities, particularly, for our customer groups. 23/24     
09Identify and action ways to engage customers and community in Green Plan delivery. 23/24     
10Identify internal and third -party funding to enable key Green Plan actions. On-going     
11Work in partnership with our suppliers to enhance the delivery of the Green Plan and share best practice On-going     
12Ensure quarterly Greener updates are made  On-going     


NoFood Network Green Plan Actions Staff/Workforce Target YearProgressInd Co
01Incorporate the Green Plan into everyday working standard operating procedures. 23/24  
02Building on our current practice, review our policies and processes against our aims shareholders aims for ensuring:  rewarding, flexible and supportive work and   positive action on promoting equalities, including through the Workforce Race Equality Standard and new Workforce Disability Equality Standard, and   Appropriate staff training and awareness On-going  
03Incorporate the Green Plan into the Essential Mandatory Training and Induction policies. 23/24  
04Create Green Plan intranet pages for staff access and external webpages for other stakeholders; upload Green Plan content and progress updates accordingly. 23/24  
05Access the shareholders Communications Toolkit and/or the ‘Healthier Planet, Healthier People Toolkit to create and share communications about our Green Plan. 23/24  
06Encourage staff actively participate in the Greener community and other forums such as the Greener AHP Hub.   23/24  
07Consult, explore and action how staff can best participate in our Green Plan delivery, ensuring this is incorporated into work plans, work-time allocations, performance reviews, and collaborating with other organisations where appropriate.  23/24  
08Provide additional training related to this Green Plan to build capability in all staff, including on the link between climate change and health and practical actions that staff can take to help achieve net zero.  23/24  
09Work with our suppliers to ensure that onsite workers are subject to the Real Living Wage, fair working practices and protections against discrimination.  23/24  

This Carbon Reduction Plan has been reviewed and signed off by the board of directors (or equivalent management body).

Signed on behalf of the Supplier:

Pam Jaffray