FDFS is structured so that it is able to respond to the issues and challenges shaping the world in which our members operate.
Our technical expertise and deep understanding of industry issues, as well as a
clear focus on the policy areas that have the biggest impact on the industry,
ensures we are well placed to deliver results for our members.
Our membership comprises manufacturers of all sizes as well as trade
associations dealing with specific sectors of the industry. In representing the
of our members, we are focusing on the following core priorities:
Careers in food and drink
A career in food and drink offers varied opportunities, good pay, exciting
prospects and a bright future.
However the food and drink manufacturing industry faces a skills gap, we need
19,000 new recruits by 2024 to meet the skills need of the sector. Therefore
promoting careers in food and drink is a top priority. Through our schools work
- A Future in Food, we help teachers, pupils and parents better understand the food and drink
industry in Scotland, highlight the wide variety of careers on offer and the
to access them.
Health and Wellbeing
The food and drink manufacturing industry in Scotland continues to respond to
society's concerns about the health of the nation, particularly in relation to
rising obesity levels, and we are absolutely committed to playing a positive
in this debate.
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Sustainability is about achieving a better quality of life for everyone. Our
members are committed to making a significant contribution to improving the
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Underpinning all this work is our commitment to communicate effectively
industry's values, concerns and achievements to all stakeholders.
We are always looking at ways of improving further the services we offer to our
members to ensure we continue to deliver outstanding results for them in ever
more challenging circumstances.