Hospitality, travel and tourism


Bidfood, one of the UK’s leading foodservice distributors providing a total supply solution to hospitality industry customers nationally, is committed to reducing its environmental impact.
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8 years

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Absolute carbon reduction

Reporting Boundary: Scopes 1 and 2: The
operational boundary encompasses all energy
consumption for their estate of 30 operational
depots and 5 office locations, commercial fleet of over 1,000 delivery trucks and business miles from company cars. Included are refrigeration gas and air conditioning gas losses from the estate. Gas losses from refrigeration fleet are also captured.

Emission sources: Electricity, Natural Gas, Fleet, Refrigeration, Waste, Business Travel

Reporting Period: 1 July 2020 – 30 June 2021


Carbon reduction per employee


Total carbon footprint

44,052.7 tC0₂e

Total carbon footprint per employee

10.2 tC0₂e


FTE employees

We engage our employees and widerrnstakeholders to unlock their talent and knowledgernto drive year on year progress in sustainability.



UN Sustainable Development Goals

We recognise that transparent communication is essential for transformational change and we quantifiably contribute to 9 SDG’s.


Certification story

Bidfood, one of the UK’s leading foodservice distributors providing a total supply solution to hospitality industry customers nationally, has achieved Planet Mark Certification. This is Bidfood’s eighth year of business carbon footprint reporting. They first calculated the carbon footprint of their UK sites – 30 depots and 4 offices – for the year ending June 2014.

Bidfood has been active on sustainability for more than a decade. Recognising that the issue is more urgent today than it has ever been. Through its three-year sustainability strategy, the company has identified four stated priorities: taking action to minimise its impact on climate change through reducing emissions and food waste, demonstrating responsible consumption and production, supporting the health and wellbeing of its employees and customers, and partnering with other organisations to achieve sustainable development goals. Through these priorities, Bidfood has developed a well-rounded sustainability strategy, including a target to reduce CO2 emissions by 25% by 2025.

Our food system is a huge contributor to carbon emissions, and change is needed in the sector if society is going to reach its carbon reduction targets. This can only be achieved on a company-level through a robust sustainability strategy. This must accommodate for the whole food supply chain through sourcing responsible, local and low-carbon ingredients, through managing and reducing plastic and food waste, to efficient business processes to support the delivery of products. Consistent monitoring and improvement in all of these aspects is key to the reduction of emissions. 

Steve Malkin
Planet Mark
“I’m so impressed by this set of results from Bidfood. Ambitious targets, and surpassing expectations, require a commitment to action and a progressive attitude, and Bidfood has both in bulk. It’s heart-warming to witness progress first-hand and to see hard work pay off. Continuous improvement is at the heart of what we do, and while Bidfood have made huge strides already, I have no doubt that the company will continue to surpass expectations.”
Julie Owst
Head of Sustainability
“Bidfood are delighted to be certified by Planet Mark for the eigth year running, for our ongoing reduction of CO2 emissions. The Planet Mark are such an inspiring organisation to work alongside, and they have also helped us drive progress by facilitating conversations between sustainability professionals, to share not only examples of good practice but also the joys and challenges of working in this field! They add a lot of value to us as an organisation committed to positive change in this decade of climate action.”

Future targets

Reduce carbon footprint by 5% annually

As part of the Planet Mark certification, Bidfood has committed to making a year-on-year reduction.

Reduce CO2 emissions by 25% by 2025

As part of the parent company’s wider sustainability agenda, Bidfood aims to reduce its carbon emissions.

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