Tesco has followed Marks & Spencer’s lead in announcing a new package of green measures which includes labelling food that has been flown into the UK.

Britain’s largest retailer has said that it intends to develop a carbon footprint labelling scheme which put aeroplanes on food that has been air freighted into the country, according to a report on the BBC.

The company has also pledged to restrict air transport to less than 1% of the firm’s products and double the proportion of biofuels it sells at its petrol stations across Britain.