GREENHOUSE GAS CALCULATOR
The innovative greenhouse gas footprint calculator has been up and running for a couple of years now. Our members have been using the calculator to easily calculate the greenhouse gas footprint of their menus.
The free to use tool is available to all stakeholders and has been used by institutions and business alike. Students have also used and reference the tool when writing their dissertations on environment and greenhouse gas emissions.
The calculator is extremely simple to use, with only a few drop-down steps to follow. By selecting ingredients and inserting quantities the total greenhouse gases will be displayed, along with the emissions per serving in grams.
During 2020 we have been working with our partners to update the methodology. Transport, energy consumption and direct emissions factors have also been updated and additional products have been added to the data base.
The tool uses the most up to date emission factors available and the references are available. Emissions and their associated factors are not available for every product, from every country for all production methods currently.
NETPOSITIVE SUPPLIER DEVELOPMENT TOOL
A collaboration between NWUPC, NEUPC and TUCO is now providing all TUCO suppliers with access to a free, online tool that helps them create a Sustainability Action Plan for their business. The tool is designed to support and develop the supply chain as part of an ongoing commitment to embedding sustainability in procurement process. A key feature of the tool is the inclusion of content specifically addressing the requirements of the new Modern Slavery Act, individual universities will also have the opportunity to send the tool to their own supply chains through a reduced member rate.
MODERN SLAVERY ACT 2015
Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms, such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person's liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain.
TUCO Ltd is committed to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking.
The TUCO statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement.
TUCO provide suppliers with access to a free, online tool that helps them create a Sustainability Action Plan for their business. The NETpositive supplier development tool is designed to support and develop the supply chain as part of an ongoing commitment to embedding sustainability in procurement process. A key feature of the tool is the inclusion of content specifically addressing the requirements of the new Modern Slavery Act.
For full details on the Modern Slavery Act 2015 visit the Government website.
Marine Stewardship Council
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is an international non-profit organisation who recognise and reward efforts to protect oceans and safeguard seafood supplies for the future. They want future generations to be able to enjoy eating fish and oceans full of life, forever.
MSC certification helps to meet a growing global demand for sustainable, traceable seafood, strengthens your reputation and offers new business opportunities.
Selling and promoting MSC certified sustainable seafood as part of your seafood offering allows you to meet this increasing consumer demand and also means you’re supporting fishing communities working hard to fish sustainably.
"77% of seafood consumers believe that businesses claim about sustainability need to be clearly labelled by an independent organisation".
"83% of seafood diners agree that we need to protect seafood for future generations".
Click here to access the MSC documents ( you must be logged in to access this page).