Whitby Seafoods said its shrimp scampi is the first seafood product sold in the United Kindom that has a trackable carbon footprint.
The Whitby, U.K.-based supplier entered a partnership with CarbonCloud, the food industry’s climate intelligence platform, thjatmapped out the entire supply chain of its scampi products in CarbonCloud’s platform and calculated the emissions at every stage.
“As the largest scampi manufacturer in the U.K., we have a responsibility to reduce our impact on the environment. As a local, family business, we are passionate about ensuring the highest quality at every production stage and contributing to our community,” Whitby Business Development and Climate Change Director Edward Whittle said. “It is a natural next step for us to calculate and monitor our footprint on our climate – because we care and need to, in equal parts.”
Whitby gained specific insights into its emissions profile, it said in a press release.
“Less than 2 percent comes from transportation, which is often a topic for public discussion when it comes to food,” Whittle said. “I was honestly surprised by some of the results, and it is made abundantly clear that you need solid data to make the right decisions when it comes to the climate."
Whitby will use the insights fromthe partnership and its supply chain mapping to work with its suppliers to reduce their carbon footprint, the company said.
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