The global food system is set to face unprecedented pressures over the coming decades as demand for resources and the effects of climate change intensify.

The FDF and our members are fully committed to cutting CO2 emissions, promoting efficient water use, building a more circular economy for packaging, embedding environmental standards in transport practices and reducing food waste. We also want to increase understanding of sustainable supply chains and natural capital.

The FDF responds to a wide range of consultations on issues that are important to our members including on environmental sustainability. View our consultation responses

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Ambition 2025

Ambition 2025 sets out the FDF's vision for a thriving, responsible and sustainable UK food and drink industry.

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Climate change agreements

Climate Change Agreements agreed with the Environment Agency provide CCL tax discounts in return for reducing energy use and CO2 emissions.

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Climate change and net zero

The UK food and drink industry welcomes the net zero target by 2050, with 2020 a key year for developing policy on climate change, energy and heat.

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COP26

The global food system contributes to over a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions with the impacts of climate change already evident. Discussions at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow on 31 October to 12 November 2021 will set the path for a global food system that is sustainable, resilient and fit for the future.

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Food waste

Food waste is a priority for UK food and drink industry, with a focus on driving out inefficiency to prevent waste and surpluses from occurring.

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National Food Strategy

We are working with members and key stakeholders to inform the upcoming National Food Strategy (NFS) for England. This includes engagement on the independent review led by Henry Dimbleby and the Government white paper.

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Natural capital

Natural capital represents nature's physical and biological resources that the UK food and drink industry both relies on and impacts.

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Plastics & packaging

The UK food and drink industry relies on packaging to help protect food, prevent food waste, and contribute to wider sustainability goals.

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Sustainable supply chains

The UK food and drink industry is adopting schemes to address environmental, social and economic sustainability to drive sustainable supply chains.

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Transport

The UK food and drink industry is committed to improving transport operations by embedding a fewer and friendlier food miles approach.

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Water

The UK food and drink industry has an essential need for reliable and sufficient freshwater for raw materials, processing needs and as an ingredient.

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