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Healthy Planet

Two of the biggest issues facing the world today are the growing health problems related to obesity, and the threat of climate change. It is now well established that excessive meat consumption and its intensive production are significant contributors to this situation. We want to help consumers in developed countries find ways to reduce meat consumption by 50% by 2050, in line with scientific evidence from experts.

Sustainability Calculator

It might surprise you how much of an impact going meat free can have on our planet and your health. It's not just the amount of calories and saturated fat you'll save, but your carbon footprint too.†[1][2]

2 people going meat-free for 1 meal would save

Carbon equivalent of boiling 776 kettles

Same number of calories in 3 chocolate biscuits

Water saving equivalent of 17 days of personal use

Dietary fat reduction equivalent of 4 teaspoons of butter

Reducing our environmental impact

We don’t start where everyone else does with protein production – and we’re proud about that. Rather than use animals, we use fermenters to grow and harvest the protein. This natural process makes our protein production much better for the environment, as it is more water efficient, produces less Greenhouse Gas Emissions, and takes less land.

Quorn® is the first global meat-alternative brand to achieve third party certification of its carbon footprint figures, with over 50% of our products proudly achieving the Carbon Trust Footprint.

Carbon Trust - Reducing CO2

The Carbon Footprint of Quorn Mince is more than 90% lower than that of beef†[1]

In 2018 our sites’ Carbon Emissions from energy showed a reduction of 33% compared to our 2012 baseline[2]


Read about the things we’ve achieved so far and find out more about the exciting developments and innovations helping to make Quorn even more sustainable.

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Sustainable Palm Oil

Palm oil is a versatile ingredient that’s good to use because it only needs half the land of other oil producing crops. But in some parts of the world, illegal and irresponsible palm oil practices are a clear driver of deforestation, social conflicts and human rights issues. This cannot be allowed to continue.

We are members and supporters of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)

We use only certified sustainable palm oil, and have done since 2014

We are 'leading the way' on the use of sustainable Palm Oil as classified by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

Protecting Water Resources

In many parts of the world, water is a scarce resource and under increasing pressure as the global population grows.

The water footprint of beef is 10x higher than that of Quorn Mince†[1]

The water footprint of chicken is 2.5x more than Quorn Pieces†[1]

In 2018 our site water use showed a reduction of 16% compared to our 2012 baseline[2]

Sustainability Videos

Did you know that one bowl of chilli could help save the planet? Watch our series of sustainability videos and discover how changing what we eat can make a real difference.