LEON launches carbon neutral menu

It has pledged to be entirely carbon neutral by 2030.

LEON announced the launch of a carbon neutral burger and fries, part of a new menu offering meat, fish and vegan options that have all had the carbon created in their production offset.

The chain is working with environmental solutions group ClimatePartner and has pledged to be entirely carbon neutral by 2030.

At this stage, LEON is measuring all CO2 emissions generated across its business, including in the production and disposal of its packaging and in the food preparation process in its kitchen. It said it is working to offset these emissions by working with both rainforest conservation projects South America and a new afforestation project here in the UK.

The carbon neutral burgers on the menu include the crispy chicken parm and chargrilled chicken, the “Sweet Carolina” vegan barbecue option, a fish finger choice and a reworked version of the plant-based Love burger. The waffles fries will also be carbon neutral, whilst for every cup of coffee sold, the group said it will save a square metre of rainforest.

“We are working to reduce our emissions and achieve a net zero target by 2030, offsetting unavoidable emissions, with reforestation and afforestation projects, is an important commitment for us as we work towards that long-term target,” LEON’s values and sustainability director Kirsty Saddler said.

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