The global food system is set to face unprecedented pressures over the coming decades; this will require transformational change in the way we do business. Improving resource efficiency across our supply chains from farm to fork will make an important contribution to this challenge.

One of the key pillars of FDF’s Ambition 2025 is Resource Efficiency. FDF members have demonstrated continued dedication to achieving sustainability goals, innovating within their own businesses to achieve improvements on climate change, food waste, packaging, water and transport.

A current priority area for members is packaging. The FDF has worked with UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and other stakeholders to develop the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging (SSPP) Challenge. To receive funding, projects will need to meet the targets of the UK Plastic Pact, which aims to create a circular economy for plastic packaging, through innovation.

Updates & milestones

BEIS/FDF webinar on 23 March: IETF Funding

Update

BEIS have announced an additional round of funding for phase 1 applications (opening 8th March, closing 14th July) of the Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF). To encourage applications, BEIS and FDF are holding a second joint webinar on 23rd March at 2pm.

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News

The Food and Drink Federation publishes Ambition 2025 Progress and Mid-Term Review reports

Food and drink companies beat CO2 reduction targets five years early, leading to new sustainability commitments in far reaching report.

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Industry launches new guidelines on including recycled content in packaging

Trade associations from across the UK food and drink supply chain have come together to publish a letter, calling on all Governments to ensure the continuation of critical imports and exports of food and drink at this critical time.

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FDF's Budget Representation 2020

Our priorities include a focus on exports support, support for smaller businesses in relation to reformulation, energy and packaging.

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Food and Drink Federation response to the introduction of the Environment Bill

FDF response to the Environment Bill.

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