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Sustainability

Our Approach to Sustainability

We like to look at things differently. We know that the growing global population needs a sustainable diet that is also healthy. At Quorn® we are dedicated to helping foodservice professionals expand menus with a delicious and proven meat alternative. We share a vision with the foodservice industry to make food that meets the growing trend of consumers choosing to live a healthier lifestyle and making better choices for the planet. That’s why we take a different approach when it comes to protein production, choosing to use mycoprotein, a nutritious protein source, in all Quorn products.

Sustainability calculators

It might surprise you how much of an impact going meat free can have on our planet and our health. Our sustainability calculator makes it quick and easy for you to track and compare how making small changes to our diets, could have a big impact on our planet.

Select a sustainability calculator

Simply select from our calculators below, enter your password and we’ll do the calculating.†[1]

Data sources: † Sustainability calculator data uses a variety of meat vs. meat free proteins, 1. Quorn Footprint Comparison Report (2018)

Packaging for the planet

We are working even harder to make sure our packaging can be recycled and turned into something else, and we're also cutting the amount of packaging we use. There's a bit more work to do, but we're on the case. And the sleeve.

Good things we do

  • All our cardboard is from approved, managed and sustainable sources

  • All our outer cases use recycled cardboard

  • We’ve re-designed our frozen packs to use less packaging but still keep everything fresh and lovely

You can recycle all Quorn Foodservice*

  • Film bags
  • Card trays
  • Card cartons
  • Metal clips

You can't recycle (yet)

  • Inner film
    (Quorn Bacon Style Slices)
  • Outer Skin
    (Quorn Roast)

* Just check your local authority waste and recycling information

Sustainable Palm Oil

Palm oil is a versatile ingredient that’s good to use because it only needs half the land of other oil producing crops. But in some parts of the world, illegal and irresponsible palm oil practices are a clear driver of deforestation, social conflicts and human rights issues. This cannot be allowed to continue.

We are members and supporters of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)

We use only sustainable palm oil, and have done since 2014

We are 'leading the way' on the use of sustainable Palm Oil as classified by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

Love food hate waste

Love food, hate waste

Waste not, want not, Mum always used to say. So, we're making it an essential mission to do our bit for tackling food waste too:

  • We've joined WRAP's Courtauld 2025 initiative to reduce waste and emissions by one-fifth

  • We're working closely with WRAP to cut waste throughout our supply chain and in the home

Quorn is the first global meat-alternative brand to achieve third party certification of its carbon footprint figures

Carbon Trust - Reducing CO2

The Carbon Footprint of Quorn Mince is more than 90% lower than that of beef†[1]

In 2018 our sites’ Carbon Emissions from energy showed a reduction of 16% compared to our 2012 baseline[2]

Sustainability Report

Our latest Sustainability Report is now out. Take a look at all the exciting developments and innovations helping to make Quorn even more sustainable.

View report (This link opens in a new tab)

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