Morrisons eggs achieve UK carbon neutral accreditation

Morrisons has become the first UK retailer to have a product certified as carbon neutral by leading independent scheme providers BSI.

The move recognises the supermarket achieving a 60% carbon reduction since 2021 on its ‘Better For Our Planet’ eggs compared with the standard range of eggs.

To secure the carbon neutral certification from BSI, Morrisons introduced a pioneering circular feeding scheme, maintained the health and welfare of the hens and used renewable energy to power the hen house.

Woodland, hedgerows, grass and wildflower meadows were also maintained and developed to capture and store carbon.

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The grocer said that the BSI Kitemark looks to act as an assurance to its customers, that its eggs have passed rigorous testing criteria required to certify carbon neutrality from farm to shelf.

The scheme also incorporates a carbon footprint management plan which will ensure year on year carbon reduction on a product.

It forms part of Morrisons commitment to reduce its scope 3 emissions by 30% by 2030, with an ambition for this to include net zero agriculture emissions from its direct UK supply chain.

The retailer has also pledged to reduce carbon greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 77% by 2035.

Morrisons manufacturing director for technical and sustainability Sophie Throup said: “We are pleased to have our ‘Better For Our Planet’ eggs recognised and certified by the British Standards Institute.

“This achievement is an assurance to our customers that these eggs are in fact better for our planet. The range is the first of many more sustainable products we hope to launch in the future as we work to support farmers supplying us on a net zero pathway.”



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