Working together for a better future
The world is rapidly changing and we have to work together to make sure our resources are used in a better way to secure the future of our planet.
That’s why we work collaboratively across our local markets to tackle complex issues, address environmental threats, and to drive change on a global scale.
We have developed a sustainability strategy that works towards a future where both people and the planet can thrive.
Delivering on both delicious taste and sustainable sourcing is key to everything we do. From our famous Fish Fingers to our nutritious little peas – people enjoy our wide range of responsibly produced food on a daily basis.
Frozen food is a great choice for a sustainable lifestyle. It’s versatile, always available, and keeps fresh for longer. It’s also just as nutritious as fresh foods and helps reduce food waste.
We’re making progress in contributing to healthier and more sustainable diets. We’ve been sourcing our fish and seafood products using sustainable fishing practices for more than 20 years. We also grow the majority of our vegetables according to sustainable agriculture principles.
We’re continuously developing our sustainability agenda by considering our role in the world and the impact we have as an organisation. This is how we put sustainability at the heart of how we do business:
- We source with care and respect, for people and for the environment. We focus on sustainably, responsibly sourced fish and seafood and our sustainable farming standards are expanding from regional practices to global standards.
- We want to inspire families to eat a more balanced diet and live a healthier lifestyle. With our wide range of fish, vegetables, and chicken we are in a great position to do this. All our recipes are assessed using our custom-made Nutrient Profiling Tool, which has confirmed more than 80% of our product range as ‘’healthy meal choices’’.
- We’re reducing our impact on the environment by focusing on energy, water, and waste management.
- Sustainability is important for our employees, which is why we work together for a more sustainable future.
- We strive for equality and diversity in our workforce.
At Birds Eye, we work together with Findus and Iglo to form Nomad Foods - Europe’s biggest frozen food company. Our scale helps us have a bigger impact.
We are committed to making real change and have set clear targets increasing our sustainability. Our targets address key topics like sourcing sustainable fish, increasing recyclable packaging, decreasing the use of additives or preservatives as well as sustainable agriculture.
These commitments are applicable across the group and are to be achieved by the end of 2025 (at the latest).
As a major food supplier, one of our top priorities is ensuring that everything we produce meets the highest standards of food safety and quality. Our customers deserve nothing less. Failing to provide this could negatively impact the health and safety of those who consume our products. Read more about our approach here.
Our Sustainability Report
Someone wise once said actions speak louder than words. That’s why showing progress in a transparent way is one of our fundamental values, it’s why we published our first Nomad Foods Europe Sustainability Report in 2017, and why we’ll release a new report every year.
- In 2021, Birds Eye was awarded the title of UK Frozen Brand of the Year by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) for the EIGHTH consecutive year. We are the largest user of the MSC ecolabel, globally, and this year we celebrate our 25 year partnership. We are committed to working with the MSC to help educate consumers on the importance of buying sustainably sourced fish and we now use the MSC logo on our Fish TV campaigns to drive awareness. 100% of our fish and seafood UK portfolio is independently certified as sustainable, primarily by the MSC, but also by the ASC.
- In October, 2020, Birds Eye's Farming Collaborative was award GOLD LEVEL status by the SAI Platform in their Farming Sustainabilty Assessment. They are the first UK farming group, and the first globally to be awarded this status.
The SAI Platform is the world's leading initiative for developing and promoting sustainable agriculture. We follow the SAI Platform’s key principles to not only grow enough vegetables for the nation but to grow them while having a positive impact on the environment and society. These principles cover areas such as soil, nutrient, water and waste management, greenhouse gas emissions, biodiversity, crop protection, farm and labour management and plant material selection. We score ourselves on the SAI Platform's principles to ensure we are working SUSTAINABLY, reducing our environmental impact and farming with the future in mind.