Planet

It starts with a healthy you

We genuinely care about what you eat. Health problems related to obesity and climate change are two of the biggest issues facing the world today. It’s a fact that excessive meat consumption and its intensive production are major contributors to the situation. We want to face these issues head on and encourage people to reduce their meat consumption.

Reducing our environmental impact

We’re extra passionate when it comes to protein production. We don’t rear livestock, preferring to grow and harvest Quorn’s mycoprotein in giant fermenters instead. This process is better for the environment as it uses less water, produces fewer greenhouse gases and takes up less land.

Quorn® is the first global meat-alternative brand to achieve third party certification of its carbon footprint figures, with over 60% of our products proudly achieving the Carbon Trust Footprint.

95%

The Carbon Footprint of Quorn Mince is more than 95% lower than that of beef†[1]

33%

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

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

Sustainability

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.

Protecting Water Resources

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

12x higher

The water footprint of beef is 12x higher than that of Quorn Mince†[1]

2.7x greater

The water footprint of chicken is 2.7x more than Quorn Pieces†[1]

16%

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

Take that beef

Quorn Spaghetti Bolognese has 90% less saturated fat than a beef version†[1]

Data sources: † Global average, 1. McCance and Widdowson (2019)