With new insights into environmental performance in the wake of COP26, the UK’s Food and Drink Federation (FDF) unveiled a manual to help food and drink manufacturers, including confectionery companies, in their quest for net zero emissions.
The Achieving Net Zero manual describes how the FDF and the food and beverage industry can address these challenges and provides practical advice for food and beverage manufacturers, especially those in the early stages of development. developing their climate strategy.
COP26 in Glasgow was staged at a pivotal time as the food industry seeks to tackle both the causes and consequences of climate change, with the ambitious goal of moving towards Net Zero. While the industry is already making great strides, as the FDF’s latest Ambition 2025 report highlights, this all-new tool will support and guide companies to take even more crucial steps to achieve Net Zero.
Ian Wright CBE, Managing Director of the Food and Drink Federation, said: “The publication of this excellent manual for food and beverage manufacturers is an important moment in our industry’s journey towards Net Zero. The handbook will be an important tool for food and beverage manufacturers – and others along the supply chain – striving to achieve Net Zero by 2040. This work demonstrates the enormous value ever closer collaboration with all stakeholders in the farm-to-fork supply chain. . Created and published in the wake of COP26, the ideas and actions outlined here provide an indispensable model for food and beverage companies to achieve their Net Zero ambitions.
Emma Piercy, Energy and Climate Change Policy Officer, Food and Drink Federation, added: “In order to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals, changes in the way the global food system responds to needs of a growing population must accelerate. When considering the dependence of food systems on the natural environment, how we adapt to the causes and consequences of climate change is essential. In our industry, all participants, including manufacturers, have a role to play in making these changes that will require action and collaboration throughout the supply chain.
“The FDF Achieving Net Zero Manual provides information and practical advice to all food and beverage manufacturers to establish their carbon footprint, as well as the actions and influence they can exert on each part of the supply chain as they undertake their own journey towards decarbonization. COP26 provides the perfect springboard for greater climate action in the food sector – the FDF looks forward to working with all stakeholders, including the government, on our roadmap to Net Zero.