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Podcast / The Big Issues

A measure of success? New initiative to standardise emissions reporting

The measuring and reporting of carbon emissions by companies in the food industry is not uncommon.

It helps businesses understand where their environmental impacts lie, where they need to reduce emissions most, and helps track their progress towards sustainability.

The problem is, they do not all measure their carbon footprint in the same way. 

That leads to inconsistencies and can make it difficult to compare one company’s emissions with another.

But, we have news of progress – among some of the UK’s biggest supermarkets at least.

WWF and the charity WRAP have joined forces to create the Retailer Net Zero Collaboration Action Programme, which aims to remove the barriers posed by a lack of standardised reporting methods.

And eight supermarkets have signed up. Listen to the full episode to find out more.

Kate Norgrove, Executive Director Advocacy and Campaigns, WWF-UK

Kate is Executive Director of Advocacy and Campaigns at WWF UK, leading a team of policy, advocacy, campaigns, and education specialists to restore nature and tackle climate change, in the UK and globally.

Kate has spent the last 25 years working as a campaigner on issues ranging from international arms control to education policy.

She has a particular interest and expertise in supporting the development of impactful organisations working to make a difference in the world.

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