Sainsbury’s to become Net Zero by 2040 – Friends of the Earth reaction
Commenting on plans by Sainsbury’s to become Net Zero by 2040, Friends of the Earth’s head of policy Mike Childs said:
“It’s encouraging to see Sainsbury’s stepping up to the plate on the climate emergency – the rapid transition to a net zero economy is urgently required.
“Supermarkets have a huge influence on our personal carbon footprints, so the more they can do to embrace and encourage greener lifestyles the better for us all.
“Encouraging and supporting the switch to a more plant-based diet is particularly important – eating less, but better quality, meat and dairy would be healthier for people and the planet.
“The influence supermarket chains have over suppliers is also huge – they must use that to encourage better environmental standards while ensuring a fair deal for farmers.”
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