It’s fantastic to see that Co-op is supporting this years Great Big Green Week. Great Big Green Week is the UK’s biggest celebration of community action to tackle climate change and protect nature. This year’s Great Big Green Week is taking place from 24 September to 2 October 2022, organised by the Climate Coalition. Our Festival is on the 24th September and the Co-op will be joining us.
The Co-op is committed to sustainability and has a 10 Point Climate Plan and aim to be net zero by 2040.
As a business, we are being sustainable by:
- Being a pioneer of Fairtrade in the UK
- We have one of the most sustainable buildings in Europe as our head office.
- We source responsibly.
- We have soft plastic recycling bins in all our stores (see below)
We also trade ethically; have a range of plant-based foods; we work with climate and sustainable development expert ClimateCare and Bells Whiskey to support the restoration of Scottish peatlands; we have compostable carrier bags; we are using less plastic on food packaging and making packaging easier to recycle; using only 100% renewable power
We are offering green funerals through our Funeralcare business; providing green power for businesses through Co-op Power and co-creating the food sharing app Caboodle with Microsoft to reduce food waste in all supermarket stores.
We also work closely with our communities, with 1000 Member Pioneers throughout the UK. Member Pioneers talk about sustainability within their communities as well as many other campaigns we are passionate about.