Reducing waste and buying better
Meat - We believe in “less meat, but better meat”. We are working with our suppliers and brand partners to make sure that the meat we sell at Selfridges comes from certified organic farms, while also working to provide more meat-free and plant-based alternatives in our Foodhalls and restaurants.
Fish - We ensure no endangered fish are sold or served at Selfridges and we only sell hand-dived scallops. Each piece of fish sold at Selfridges will continue to be individually rated by the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) Good Fish Guide, a simple tool that assesses the sustainability of seafood based on the species and where and how it has been caught or farmed.
Cocoa - Our goal is for all cocoa-based ingredients used and sold at Selfridges to come from globally recognised, more sustainable sources such as Rainforest Alliance/UTZ, Fairtrade and Organic. In the meantime, we’re encouraging our suppliers and brand partners to have a publicly available responsible-sourcing policy and traceable supply chains to help mitigate the risks of deforestation and address human rights abuse.
Palm Oil - All palm oil will be certified to the standards set by the Roundtable on Responsible Palm Oil (RSPO). In the lead-up to our target deadline, we are encouraging our partners and suppliers to make a time-bound public commitment to ensure zero deforestation in their supply chains.
Plastic packaging - We’ve already banned the sale of plastic water bottles, carbonated drink bottles, straws, and balloons at Selfridges. Our new target is for all our own purchased packaging that is used and sold to be designed for reduction, reuse and recycling, and we will continue to explore refill solutions such as offering water fountains outside of our stores.
Reducing food waste - We’re working with amazing suppliers to create ‘less waste, more taste’ products – from marmalade from juicing waste to semolina cake from La Tua pasta, and cheese toasties from cheese counter cuts.