At Dunbia, we are committed to reducing food waste across the business. We are always looking to increase the value from the different parts of the livestock we process.
Certain parts of the livestock we take in are specified risk material and by regulation must not go into the food supply chain. This SRM is processed in Category 1 rendering facilities and subsequently used in energy production. Other parts of the animal are sent to rendering to Category 3 rendering facilities to produce pet food, oleochemicals, fuel and fertilizer with stomach contents (partially digested grass) returned to the land as organic fertilizer or sent for anaerobic digestion to produce energy and compost.
COURTAULD COMMITMENT 2025
Dunbia is proud to be a signatory to the Courtault Commitment 2025 which is a voluntary agreement bringing together organisations across the food system to make food & drink production and consumption more sustainable. At its heart is a ten-year commitment to identify priorities, develop solutions and implement changes to cut the carbon and waste associated with food & drink by at least one-fifth in 10 years, and to reduce water stress.
AS PART OF OUR COMMITMENT, WE AGREE TO WORK TOWARDS THE FOLLOWING TARGETS:
mEAT IN A NET ZERO WORLD
Dunbia are a member of WRAP’s Meat in a Net Zero World which is a cross-industry vision to optimise productivity and minimise waste from farm to fork. Our aim is to make the UK meat industry the world leader in efficient and sustainable meat production and supply. We are influencing and delivering whole chain improvements, such as:
- Helping to improve productivity and reduce GHG emissions when rearing animals, while maintaining world leading animal welfare standards.
- Protecting the World’s forests by sourcing soya for animal feed that avoids deforestation.
- Reducing meat waste, GHG emissions and water impacts in the supply chain.
- Helping to halve the amount of meat thrown away at home.
a collective commitment to action
FOOD WASTE REDUCTION ROAD MAP
Along with the UK’s largest retailers, food producers, manufacturers, and hospitality and food service companies, we have committed to milestones laid out in the Food Waste Reduction Roadmap, developed by IGD and WRAP to tackle food waste in the UK.
In the UK, achieving the Courtauld Commitment 2025 food waste target would cut food waste by 40% by 2025 , a key milestone on the trajectory to hit the SDG 12.3 target of a 50% reduction by 2030. Action by individual businesses to ‘Target, Measure and Act’ on food waste, and to help suppliers and consumers reduce their food waste, is critical to success.
- Allows businesses to measure and report consistently, and with confidence;
- Helps food businesses take targeted action to reduce waste in their own operations, their supply chain and from consumers;
- Helps the food sector deliver against the Courtauld Commitment 2025 targets; and
- Helps the UK play its part in delivering the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 12.3.