Ecotone named highest scoring global food business in B Corp re-certification

Clipper Teas owner Ecotone has been named the world’s highest scoring global food business through its B Corp re-certification.

Scoring 116.5 points, surpassing its previous score of 91.7 in 2019, this comes as the food company has unveiled its new sustainability report and Food for Biodiversity action plan.

Since 2019, Ecotone has invested over £30 million in plant-based drinks, organic tea and organic breakfast cereals and now has a 79% organic portfolio focusing on removing harmful pesticides and herbicides from other agricultural practices.

As part of its sustainability efforts, the company has also reduced its scope three carbon emissions by 9% and has zero scope two carbon emissions, while 64% of its recipes include alternative ingredients.

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Looking at future plans to increase these efforts, targets include increasing its organic portfolio to 90% by 2030, reducing its scope one, two and three emissions by a further 16.6% and moving to re-usable, recyclable or compostable packaging by 2025.

“This is a pivotal time for us to tackle biodiversity loss and climate change. At Ecotone, we are dedicated to challenging the conventional and standardised food system,” Ecotone CEO, Christophe Barnouin said.

“We focus on organic and vegetarian food; we know pesticide-free and plant-based is an everyday proven contribution to biodiversity protection.  Our purpose is to help move the industry towards a reimagined global model that will benefit human health, wellbeing, and the restoration of vulnerable eco-systems.

“We are proud of our achievements to date, but we still have more to do. We will continue to collaborate closely with our stakeholders, customers, partners, and policy makers to take urgent and impactful action now.”



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