Travel F&B specialist SSP has released its first standalone Sustainability Report, covering the financial year October 1, 2021 to September 30, 2022.

Having launched its new sustainability strategy at the end of 2021, this report provides detailed information about the Group’s approach, progress against targets and future plans for its key focus areas. These are: serving customers responsibly; protecting the environment; supporting colleagues and communities; and upholding high standards of governance.

Patrick Coveney, Group CEO of SSP, said, “Our new sustainability strategy represents a step-change to our approach, and I’m incredibly proud of the progress we’ve made in 2022 – from increasing our plant-based menu offerings to eliminating unnecessary single-use plastic from approximately 80% of our own brand packaging. We’ve also made great strides with our net zero ambition by completing the mapping of our total carbon footprint and developing our detailed plan to achieving net zero by 2040.”

Key 2022 achievements highlighted in the report include: 36% reduction in absolute Scope 1 and 2 carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) emissions (vs 2019 baseline); completed mapping of the Group’s Scope 3 emissions and development of its net zero roadmap, in line with a 1.5°C scenario; over 387,000 meals saved from going to landfill via the Too Good To Go food saving app – the equivalent to over 968 tonnes of CO2e emissions.

SSP is a signatory to the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) Business Ambition for 1.5°C and is submitting its net zero target and reduction plan to the SBTi for validation.

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