Environmental Sustainability is a key priority for SFDF and our members.
FDF's “Ambition 2025 – Shaping Sustainable Value Chains” builds on the success
of our Five-Fold Environmental Ambition and is the next step on our journey to
help deliver a more sustainable food system.
In order to remain industry leading nearly a decade on, Ambition 2025 takes the
Five-Fold forward with new commitments to take into account the ever changing
sustainability agenda and the complexity of issues that are increasingly demanding
a whole-chain approach.
View Ambition 2025
Last reviewed: 07 Mar 2017
It makes good business sense to be sustainable as it:
- Increases business resilience
- Can save businesses money
- Improves business reputation/build trust around your products
- Drives innovation
A collaborative Approach:
The group brings together those in the food and drink manufacturing sector who
responsibility for environmental sustainability in their business. FDF Scotland
to co-chair this group
in partnership with Interface and Zero Waste Scotland.
Scotland Food and Drink Sustainability Steering Group
FDF Scotland sits on the Scotland Food and Drink Sustainability Steering Group.
The group brings
strategic partners to identify joint opportunities for action on energy, water,
raw materials, waste and
Ambition 2025 Progress Report 2016
Since 2007, the Food and Drink Federation's Five-Fold Environmental Ambition
(FEA) has been the collective roadmap through which food and drink manufacturers
have delivered major improvements in resource efficiency.
In 2016, nearly a decade on, these commitments were updated and extended in
order to remain industry-leading. This resulted in the launch of Ambition 2025 in
October 2016, the next step on our journey to help deliver a more sustainable food
This progress report highlights the collective environmental progress our
members achieved under the FEA, and are taking forward under Ambition 2025.
Download: Ambition 2025 Progress Report 2016
Sustainable Sourcing: Five Steps Towards Managing Supply Chain Risk
Published: December 2012
Sustainable Sourcing Guide sets out a step-by-step process to help food and
drink manufacturing businesses of all sizes to help identify, prioritise and
manage upstream supply chain risks as part of a more strategic approach towards
supply chain sustainability.
Download: Sustainable Sourcing
Five Steps Guide
Sustainable palm oil - Five steps to ensure responsible sourcing
Published December 2014
This simple guide sets out a step-by-step process to help food and drink
manufacturers of all sizes get started on the journey of sourcing sustainable
Download the Sustainable palm oil -
Five steps to ensure responsible sourcing
Every Last Drop - Saving water along the food supply chain
Published December 2011
Every Last Drop aims to raise awareness amongst food and drink companies of the
issue of water stress, and to provide practical easily-accessible guidance on
how businesses can be more water efficient across four key areas: the supply
chain, operations, the boardroom and the individual at home.
Download leaflet: Every Last