Our purpose is to feed the nation with authentically made, sustainably produced food created with passion. In 2018 we set out our vision to become the world’s most sustainable meat business, and in 2019 we launched our group-wide sustainability strategy, Second Nature.

Second Nature is an ambitious framework designed to make our business climate-smart while promoting a radical transparency that helps to rebuild consumer trust in the food industry. It addresses the key sustainability issues facing us as a food producer while aligning our commitments to global frameworks.

These include the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), The Climate Pledge, and Champions 12.3. Closer to home, we are founding signatories of the UK Plastic Pact and also members of Courtauld Commitment 2025 (CC2025) from WRAP.

In 2020 we launched a goal to reach net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across our operations by 2040. To help achieve this, we have committed to setting a Science Based Target (SBT) in line with efforts to limit global warming to 1.5°C under the Paris agreement. All of our manufacturing sites are working towards carbon neutral certification under the BSI PAS 2060 standard, the certified site reports can be viewed here:

Cranswick Gourmet Sausage, Lazenby's Hull

Cranswick Gourmet Bacon, Sherburn in Elmet

Cranswick Country Foods, Ballymena 

Cranswick Convenience Foods, Milton Keynes

Cranswick Convenience Foods, Sutton Fields, Hull

Cranswick Convenience Foods, Barnsley

Cranswick Continental Foods, Bury

Cranswick Country Foods Poultry, Hull

Cranswick Country Foods, Preston

Cranswick Country Foods, Katsouris Brothers Ltd

Cranswick Country Foods, Watton

Cranswick Country Foods, Fresh Poultry, Eye

Cranswick Country Foods, Riverside

Second Nature is an ongoing, ever-evolving initiative with ambitious targets that drives every decision we take as a business. Follow our journey at