Garden Gourmet to become a carbon neutral certified brand by 2022

As part of Nestlé’s wider commitment to accelerate its’ sustainability journey, it is on track for plant-based range Garden Gourmet to become a carbon neutral certified brand by 2022.

Garden Gourmet believe that the more people that embrace plant-based food, the better the world will be. The range provides delicious plant-based food options to allow you to offer consumers healthier and more sustainable plant-based alternatives to conventional meat dishes to help live a lifestyle with a reduced impact on the environment.

It has set the goal to achieve carbon neutrality by 2022 to accelerate its contribution to the ambition shared with consumers: making the world a better place while enjoying great food.

Plant-based diets represent a major opportunity to help reduce the environmental footprint of the food system. Taste and nutritional value are also important. The Garden Gourmet range includes burgers, mince, filet pieces, breaded filets and meatballs and are made using soy protein. All products are high in protein and a good source of fibre. These products also contain no red front-of-pack labels and are classed as non-HFSS (high in fat, sugar or salt) according to the Government’s nutrient profiling model.

“We, together with our foodservice partners, consider it vital that consumers see vegan and vegetarian dishes delivering on taste, health and sustainability, all whilst being great value for money,” says Katya Simmons, MD, Nestlé Professional UK and Ireland. “This is so customers feel ‘the money I am paying for it is absolutely reasonable, justifiable’.

“Our nutrition team and development chefs have worked together to develop a range of delicious, balanced recipe ideas under 600kcal; each providing two portions of fruit and vegetables.”

Whether consumers are choosing a plant-based lifestyle for health reasons, moral values, personal preference or to protect the environment, Nestlé Professional is committed to develop great-tasting meat alternatives that are nutritious and sustainable to suit many preferences and budgets. Discover more about the Garden Gourmet range and find out how you can make sustainable eating a delicious proposition with these plant-based menu ideas for your customers: Garden Gourmet® Plant Based Foods | Nestlé Professional (nestleprofessional.co.uk)

  • Garden Gourmet Carbon Neutrality Plan. Available HERE
  • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report, 2019. Available HERE

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