Morrisons has pledged to reduce carbon emissions by 30% across parts of its own-brand supply chain.
According to the Big 4 grocer, it will encourage its suppliers to cut down on greenhouse emissions, in regards to sourcing, manufacturing and transporting its products across Morrisons estate.
As a result, bosses has offered 400 own-brand suppliers free access to a new software platform, Manufacture 2030, which will allow the firm to track and forecast its operational carbon emissions.
The retailer will also offer supplier guidance and advice on reducing emissions, via expert recommendations, monthly webinars and peer-to-peer problem solving.
“We’re asking our own-brand suppliers to join with us to tackle greenhouse gas emissions,” Morrisons head of corporate service Steve Butts said.
“As Morrisons is vertically integrated – we manufacture more than half of the fresh food we sell – we’re in a unique position to be able to offer support to the industry.
“We expect that this programme will remove thousands of tonnes of carbon from our supply chain a year – to make it easier for our customers to reduce the footprint of their shopping baskets.”
Morrisons also revealed it has brought forward its commitment to reach net-zero carbon emissions in its own operations to 2035, instead of 2040, as initially pledged.
It is also committing to reducing its wider ‘Scope 3’ emissions across its entire own-brand supply chain by 3% by 2030.