Creed Foodservice: On track to Net Zero

Creed Foodservice: On track to Net Zero

We catch up with Creed Foodservice to find out more about its progress on sustainability

As Creed Foodservice releases its annual Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report, it revealed that the wholesaler reduced its electricity consumption by 25% in 2023. This is just one of several highlights of the report, which reviewed the company’s progress against its sustainability goals.

Creed, working with ClimatePartner, is striving to reach its overarching emissions targets which are Carbon Neutrality by 2030 and Net Zero by 2040. Alongside its electricity reduction, it has also made improvements in new fleet vehicle MPG and has worked to achieve a 22% reduction in employee mileage. Its business scope and national customer reach grew but overall carbon intensity decreased by 22%.

Philip Creed, Sustainability Director, said: “At Creed we believe in doing more today for a better tomorrow. We’ve worked hard over the past year to make strides across the three core areas of our sustainability pledge – people, product and planet – and we are seeing the impact of our work pay off.”

Creed rolled out a number of key initiatives in 2023 to support its ESG targets, including zero emission vehicle trials, a new freezer plant installation at its Cheltenham depot, paper reduction initiatives and food waste prevention schemes.

Creed has also been working hard to make delivery routes more efficient, to reduce the number of vehicles and time spent on the road. Overall, fleet emissions reduced by 14.6% throughout 2023. Creed is also striving to give preference to suppliers demonstrating commitment to sustainable and ethical practices.

Phil continued: “As with all successes, there are areas that need more attention and improvement, which we will continue to address as we move forwards this year. As always, we set ourselves targets and aims that stretch our capabilities and push us forwards.”

IN 2023

  • 25% electricity reduction
  • 22% reduction in employee mileage
  • 22% decrease in overall carbon intensity
  • 14.6% reduction in fleet emissions