The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has launched its Achieving Net Zero handbook to help food and drink manufacturers reach net zero.
The handbook outlines how the FDF and the food and drink sector can address decarbonisation challenges, and provides practical guidance for food and drink manufacturers, particularly those at the early stages of developing their climate strategy.
In its recent Ambition 2025 report, the FDF said the industry is making “great progress”. The handbook, the federation said, will support, and guide businesses to make even more crucial steps to reach net zero.
Ian Wright CBE, chief executive of the FDF, said: “The publication of this excellent handbook for food and drink manufacturers is a significant moment in our sector’s journey to net zero. The handbook will be an important tool for food and drink manufacturers –- and others across the supply chain –- striving to achieve nNet zero by 2040. This work demonstrates the huge value of ever stronger collaboration with all stakeholders across the farm-to-fork supply chain. Created and published in the slipstream of COP26, the ideas and actions outlined here provide an indispensable blueprint for food and drink businesses to deliver their nNet zero ambitions.”
Emma Piercy, head of energy and climate change policy at the FDF, said: “In order to meet the UN’s sustainable development goals, changes in how the global food system meets the needs of a growing population need to accelerate. When considering the reliance of food systems on the natural environment, how we adapt to the causes and consequences of climate change are key. In our sector, all participants, including manufacturers, have a role in achieving these changes which will require action and collaboration across the full supply chain.
“The FDF’s Achieving Net Zero handbook provides information and practical guidance for all food and drink manufacturers in establishing their carbon footprint, and the actions and influence they can bear on each part of the supply chain as they undertake their own journeys’ to decarbonisation. COP26 provides the perfect springboard for greater climate action in the food sector –- the FDF looks forward to working with all stakeholders, including government, on our Roadmap to Net Zero.”
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