Farming with Nature
We are proud to be ‘Working in Partnership for a happier world’, doing all we can to improve the wellbeing of society and to protect and restore nature so we can help create a more sustainable future for generations to come.
That’s why we have dedicated our Waitrose & Partners Leckford Estate Farm to regenerative farming practices. Since 2021 we have been recognised as LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) Beacon of Excellence in Regenerative Agriculture, and over the next 15 years our Leckford Estate Farm will become a test bed for practices that prioritises farming with nature.
We will channel our resources into embracing regenerative agriculture principals, with the aim of encouraging the industry to adopt these practices, in support of global net zero ambitions. We will not only focus on reducing carbon emissions but also building resilience against disease, pests and poor soil quality.
We'll use what we learn to identify the farming techniques that manage land most effectively with an aim to reduce reliance on chemicals, artificial processes and fossil fuels. Tracking our progress with experts so we can create clear benchmarks and goals. And we'll share this knowledge with our farmers, suppliers and interested parties throughout the agriculture and retail industries, to elevate regeneration and conservation from a nice-to-have to an essential everyday farming practice. By investing in these initiatives and exchanging insights with farmers in our supply base will help us to deliver on our 2035 carbon net zero commitment.