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16 November 2016

Ensuring sustainable supply chains: A bespoke event for British business from FDF

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With the global food system set to face unprecedented production and demand pressures over the coming decades, the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) is convening sustainability and trade experts later this month to focus on how manufacturers can develop secure, sustainable supply chains.

Key themes include the food security and business risks from challenges including climate change; how companies can tackle the challenges collaboratively and drive new opportunities; as well as the key security and sourcing issues for the future, such as natural capital. Alongside extensive networking opportunities, the following topics will also be discussed:

  • Global food security in the face of climate change
  • Brexit – a sustainability toolkit
  • The FDF Environmental Ambition: Ambition 2025
  • Responsible corporate citizenship
  • Sustainable collaboration in UK food and drink

Speaking ahead of the event, Ian Wright CBE, FDF Director General, said:
“These are tumultuous times. Businesses face significant uncertainties in almost every area. Around the world, major economic and political change is on the horizon, with different priorities coming to the forefront.

Still, sustainability remains a key watchword in the UK food chain as the implications of climate change and a growing global population are becoming ever more apparent for business operations. This event will be the ideal forum to discuss these vital issues. It offers the chance to learn more about how to build resilience and responsibility into the supply chain and how to ensure the continued success and sustainability of businesses and their service to the consumer.”

Clare Burns, Head of Marketing for ENER-G, said:
"Managing energy and carbon reduction are business critical issues for most food and drink manufacturers. Going green makes good financial sense, so energy saving measures have a strong bottom line benefit and result in a more sustainable supply chain. ENER-G specialises in sustainable and efficient technologies, such as CHP, and is proud to sponsor this event and support FDF members with their sustainability objectives."

More information

Contact the FDF press office via press.office@fdf.org.uk or skye.oudemans@fdf.org.uk or via 020 7420 7120.

Notes to Editors:

  • The Food and Drink Federation is the voice of the UK food and drink industry, the largest manufacturing sector in the country.
  • When: 23 November 2016, 09:20-15:35
    Where: One Great George Street, SW1P 3AA
    Who: Attendees will include a broad cross-section of food and drink businesses, from large multi-nationals to SMEs.
  • To learn more about the event, view the information page on our website or email our events team at events@fdf.org.uk
  • Learn more about FDF'S Ambition 2025

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