The Compass Group has announced its commitment to reach net zero carbon emissions across its global operations and value chain by 2050.
The food services group also said that it is scheduled to hit carbon neutrality on scope one and two greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.
Its decarbonisation strategy is set to include a transition of its global fleet to 100 per cent plug-in electric vehicles, alongside investment in projects which will accelerate net-zero innovation.
The business will also switch to 100 per cent renewable energy across its operations and increase its sourcing from regenerative agriculture, in addition to halving the food waste from its operations by 2030.
It is set to work in partnership with its suppliers in reaching their own net-zero goals, and will focus on influencing sustainable consumption practices throughout its value chain.
Compass has also committed to restructuring its supply chain to provide a deforestation and land conversion-free strategy.
“The international food industry has a major role to play in reaching Climate Net Zero and driving the transition to a sustainable food system,” Compass chief executive officer Dominic Blakemore said.
“As the world’s largest food services group, operating at the heart of the global food supply chain, we are in a unique position to influence real change by working in partnership with our suppliers and encouraging sustainable consumption.”
Sustainable food expert Diane Holdorf added: “Food systems are at the centre of integrated solutions for nature, climate and equity.
“Leadership like this to achieve net zero across the entire food value chain is key to addressing the challenges these systems face.”