Our basket of products.

Our average UK shopping basket consists of a selection of 20 products which have been chosen to reflect popular choices across different food categories, with many representing a wider group of products. For example tomatoes are similar to cucumbers and peppers when considering their environmental impact.

Over the course of the partnership, Tesco and WWF will be working together on projects that address the impacts in each environmental area.

There are some metrics that are applicable to all products:

Climate:

  • % reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in our stores and distribution centres

Packaging:

  • % of Own Brand packaging that is fully reusable or recyclable
  • % of recycled content across all Own Brand plastic packaging
  • % of Own Brand plastic packaging that is effectively recycled
  • % reduction in Own Brand plastic packaging

Food waste

  • % reduction in food waste in our stores and operations

As part of our work to reduce the impact of the average UK shopping basket, Tesco and WWF will also track sales of lower impact protein sources.

Find out about the key environmental metrics related to specific products, and how Tesco and WWF are working together to reduce them

Bananas

Bananas

Key issue: Customer food waste 

  • Food waste

    % reduction of customer food waste
  • Agriculture

    % of farmers who are taking robust actions to increase biodiversity and pollinators
  • Climate 

    % Reduction in fertiliser greenhouse gas emissions
Beef

Beef

Key issue: Methane emissions

  • Climate

    % reduction in methane emissions from cattle
  • Agriculture 

    % of farmers taking robust action to improve soil health
  • Forests

    % of South American soy from verified zero deforestation areas
  • Find out more about how we are supporting the Funding for Soy Farmers in the Cerrado initiative, designed to help end soy-associated deforestation in one of Brazil’s most important areas of biodiversity

 

Biscuits

Biscuits

Key issue: Palm oil (deforestation) 

Blueberries

Blueberries

Key issue: Water use

  • Agriculture

    % of fresh produce from regions with sustainable water management

    % of farmers who are taking robust actions to increase biodiversity and pollinators

    % of key sourcing regions with clear plan to address agri-plastic pollution
  • Climate

    % reduction in fertiliser greenhouse gas emissions
  • Food waste

    % reduction of customer food waste

    % reduction of on-farm food waste
Bread

Bread

Key issue: Soil health

  • Agriculture

    % of farmers taking robust action to improve soil health

    % of farmers who are taking robust actions to increase biodiversity and pollinators
  • Climate

    % reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from manufacturing

    % reduction in fertiliser greenhouse gas emissions
  • Food Waste

    % reduction of customer food waste
  • Forests

    % of palm oil from a verified zero deforestation palm oil trader
Chicken

Chicken

Key issue: Sustainable soy

Cola

Cola

Key issue: Soil health (sugar beet)

  • Agriculture

    % of farmers taking robust action to improve soil health

    % of fresh produce from regions with sustainable water management

    % of farmers who are taking robust actions to increase biodiversity and pollinators

  • Climate

    % reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from manufacturing
Crisps

Crisps

Key issue: Soil health and factory greenhouse gas emissions

  • Agriculture

    % of farmers taking robust action to improve soil health

    % of fresh produce from regions with sustainable water management

    % of farmers who are taking robust actions to increase biodiversity and pollinators

  • Climate

    % reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from manufacturing
Chicken Tikka ready meal

Chicken Tikka ready meal

Key issue: Sustainable soy and factory greenhouse gas emissions 

  • Forests

    % of South American soy from verified zero deforestation areas
  • Climate

    % reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from manufacturing
Eggs

Eggs

Key issue: Sustainable soy 

Lettuce

Lettuce

Key issue: Water use and food waste

  • Agriculture

    % of fresh produce from regions with sustainable water management

    % of farmers taking robust action to improve soil health

  • Food waste

    % reduction of customer food waste

    % reduction of on-farm food waste
  • Climate

    % reduction in fertiliser greenhouse gas emissions
Milk

Milk

Key issue: Methane emissions 

  • Climate

    % reduction in methane emissions from cattle
  • Agriculture

    % of farmers taking robust action to improve soil health
  • Forests

    % of South American soy from verified zero deforestation areas
  • Find out how we're working with our dairy farmers to track and reduce greenhouse gas emissions on farm 
Oranges

Oranges

Key issue: Water use

  • Agriculture

    % of fresh produce from regions with sustainable water management

    % of farmers who are taking robust actions to increase biodiversity and pollinators
  • Climate

    % reduction in fertiliser greenhouse gas emissions
Potatoes

Potatoes

Key issue: Soil health

  • Agriculture

    % of farmers taking robust action to improve soil health

    % of fresh produce from regions with sustainable water management

    % of farmers who are taking robust actions to increase biodiversity and pollinators

  • Climate

    % reduction in fertiliser greenhouse gas emissions
  • Food waste

    % reduction of customer food waste
Rice

Rice

Key issue: Methane emissions 

  • Climate

    % reduction in methane emissions
  • Agriculture

    % of produce from regions with sustainable water management
Salmon

Salmon

Key issue: Fish meal/oil

  • Forests

    % of South American soy from verified zero deforestation areas
  • Marine

    % reduction in FFDRo in fish feed among our key suppliers
  • Find out more about how we are working collaboratively with our key salmon suppliers in the use of more sustainable feed ingredients, such as omega-3 rich algal oil.
Ham sandwich

Ham sandwich

Key issue: Soil health and sustainable soy

  • Agriculture

    % of farmers taking robust action to improve soil health

    % of farmers who are taking robust actions to increase biodiversity and pollinators
  • Forests

    % of South American soy from verified zero deforestation areas

    % of palm oil from a verified zero deforestation palm oil trader
  • Climate

    % reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from manufacturing

    % reduction in fertiliser greenhouse gas emissions
  • Food waste

    % reduction of customer food waste
Tomatoes

Tomatoes

Key issue: Water use 

  • Agriculture

    % of fresh produce from regions with sustainable water management

    % of key sourcing regions with clear plan to address agri-plastic pollution
  • Climate

    % reduction in fertiliser greenhouse gas emissions
Tomato soup

Tomato soup

Key issue: Factory greenhouse gas emissions

  • Climate

    % reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from manufacturing
Canned tuna

Canned tuna

Key issue: Species by catch