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27.01.22

Helping you make more sustainable food choices

We are understanding the health, environmental, social and economic effects of meat and dairy production and consumption so we can promote healthy and sustainable options to our customers.

One way to help people make more sustainable food choices is through environmental impact labelling: eco labelling.

Our EAT TEN range has been calculated by fellow researchers at the University of Oxford LEAP Project to show the environmental impact of our food.

Our eco labels are colour-coded like a traffic light to show you the environmental impact of your meal. Foods with a label value of ‘A’ indicate a low environmental impact.

The eco labels tell you the relative environmental impact on an A to E scale. Items with a green “A” eco label are associated with the lowest environmental impact and those with a red “E” are linked to the highest impact.

The eco scores are a composite of 4 equally weighted indicators:

- Greenhouse gas emissions
- Scarcity weighted freshwater withdrawals
- Land use as a proxy for biodiversity loss
- Eutrophication potential

The environmental impact data for ingredients are drawn from a database published by Poore & Nemecek (2018). Each recipe is given a raw value according to the 4 indicators based on a 100g serving size. The A-E score is determined by comparing a meal/product to the highest impact recipe in our database of Compass recipes (>2000 meals currently).

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