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Our Climate Promise

UNTIL 2030

Our pledge to our planet

As the leading food service provider in the UK and Ireland, Compass Group UK&I has a leading role to play in protecting our amazing planet. In May 2021 we made the necessarily ambitious commitment to reach Climate Net Zero by 2030. Here we outline how that commitment looks.

We’re on our way

We’ve made progress, realised results and faced challenges along the way, all of which are detailed transparently in our Transition Plan. The Plan is aligned to UK government-backed Final Disclosure Framework - a global first for the food industry.

There’s lots more to do and here we set out our priorities, with the recognition that radical changes in the way we produce and consume food are needed to achieve Climate Net Zero.

Robin Mills, CEO, Compass Group UK&I

“We always knew setting a 2030 target was ambitious, but it has helped to accelerate change in our business and drive positive behaviours as we seek to operate more sustainably in all that we do. It’s great to see that the actions we are taking are having an impact. At the outset we said we wanted to be transparent and share our learnings. I am delighted to be publishing our transition plan, which I hope provides great learnings for others to also work with."

Carolyn Ball, Director of Delivery for Net Zero, Compass Group UK&I

“Compass’ opportunity to contribute to society, the economy, and the natural environment we depend on has motivated a growing and talented multi-disciplinary team. Over the coming years there will be developments we can’t foresee or accurately forecast. This means our plan will necessarily evolve over time. Instead of waiting, our intention is to share building blocks for the business’ transition based on the data and resource available to us, the current technologies, and the standards that exist now. This is extremely challenging, eternally inspiring and we sincerely thank everyone who continues to support us.”

Professor Sir Charles Godfray, Chief Climate and Sustainability Advisor, Compass UK&I

“I am confident Compass’ approach and resolve will have a measurable, positive impact on the business, its clients, the foodservice sector, and the wider economy. I also believe that companies like Compass, that anticipate the need to become sustainable, have a more resilient business model that will benefit the financial bottom line as well as contributing to keeping the planet inhabitable.”

Water Stewardship

We have identified 13 commodities with the highest water impact

Animal Welfare

100% UK eggs are cage free (shell and liquid)


5 supplier farms supported to measure their ecological footprint through our partnership with the Soil Association Exchange


93% of palm oil used as an ingredient in food products is certified sustainable from physical supply chains

Food and Dietary Health

2.2 million rows of data anaylsed to calculate our FY23 footprint

Food Waste

79.5 tonnes of food donated to charities in FY23 - 185,500 meals


5,200 mile of cling film avoided by reducing usage by 31 tonnes in FY23


46% is the average rate of non-food recycling as we progress to our 2030 target of 65%

Some of the highlights are featured here

The road ahead

We’ve updated our Roadmap to show what we have already delivered, in some cases early, plus our revised and new targets to further boost our positive impact.