Food and drink industry to reduce emissions by 55%

Food and drink manufacturers have committed to reduce their carbon emissions by 55% by 2025. That’s part of the industry’s new package of commitments which aims to reduce environmental impacts, protect […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

Food and drink manufacturers have committed to reduce their carbon emissions by 55% by 2025.

That’s part of the industry’s new package of commitments which aims to reduce environmental impacts, protect nature and contribute to the delivery of a sustainable food system for the future.

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has also pledged to send zero food and packaging waste to landfill from members’ own direct operations from 2016 and beyond to help WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme) achieve a 20% per capita reduction in the sector waste by the same period.

FDF also stated it will reduce water use across the whole supply chain by 20% by 2020 and set a new target to reduce emissions from transportation.

Helen Munday, Director of Food Safety, Science and Sustainability & Chief Scientific Officer FDF said: “Having made great progress across a range of areas, including massive CO2 emission and water use reductions, we’ve looked again at what more we can deliver, engaging with more companies within our sector and beyond.

“The partnership approach has proven most effective at engaging the diverse parts of the UK food chain. We’re working with government and partners such as WRAP and the Natural Capital Coalition to help deliver wider objectives.”

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