As part of sustainable development, TUCO aims to embed sustainability within all functions of the business. This means making the necessary decisions now to realise our vision of stimulating economic growth, maximising wellbeing and protecting our environment, without affecting the ability of future generations to do the same.


Sustainable Development is defined by the Brundtland Report as: "Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."


Sustainable procurement is the meeting of business needs for materials, goods, utilities and services in an environmentally-friendly, responsible and ethical way. Companies dedicated to sustainable procurement try to make economical and effective long-term decisions that benefit the company, customers, society and the environment.

Sustainability has been embedded within everything we do including procurement and relevant documents.  TUCO recognise that food and sundry commodity choices have potential to influence a healthy lifestyle incorporating: People, Profit and Planet (3Ps).

TUCO Ltd believe that all our suppliers are able to make a significant contribution to help improve and develop sustainable procurement.

Take a look at the ‘Documents’ section for important files relating to TUCO's sustainability strategy.


TUCO have worked closely with NWUPC and NEUPC to achieve level 4 on the flexible framework. The Flexible Framework is an assessment tool which enables organisations to monitor and measure procurement practices; exploring what this means for TUCO's procurement processes and engagement with TUCO's partners.

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TUCO and its members meet regularly to discuss sustainability initiatives, sharing best practice, developing sustainable principles and embedding them into all aspects of TUCO's core values.

Visit the Meetings page, and filter by Sustainability to view the latest meeting minutes, and upcoming meetings. 

The Group consists of:

Group members


On Tuesday 5th February, suppliers and members gathered at TUCO HQ in Manchester to hear from key industry speakers about palm oil, covering topics such as; the oils and fats market, what palm oil is and why we use it, how to take part in a certified supply chain, and an NGO view on palm oil.

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Plastics are used in all sorts of positive ways like protecting the food we buy and preventing it from becoming waste before it reaches our kitchens and fridges. However for all the positive applications and uses of plastic there are many that are problematic or unnecessary, exacerbating the issue of plastic waste in the natural environment. How are The UK Plastics Pact tackling the issue?

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And that's not all...

Find out more about our Sustainability Partners & Initiatives

Browse our Useful Links section

Utilise our Sustainability Tools & Documents