FDF convenes security seminar

21 Nov 2016

With the global food system set to face unprecedented production and demand pressures over the coming decades, the UK's Food and Drink Federation is convening an event focusing on how manufacturers can develop secure, sustainable supply chains.

FDF convenes security seminar

With, says the organisation, the global food system set to face unprecedented production and demand pressures over the coming decades, the UK's Food and Drink Federation (FDF) is convening sustainability and trade experts this week to focus on how manufacturers can develop secure, sustainable supply chains. The event will

Key themes include the food security and business risks from challenges including climate change; how companies can tackle the challenges collaboratively and drive new opportunities; as well as the key security and sourcing issues for the future, such as natural capital. Alongside extensive networking opportunities, the event will see discussion of global food security in the face of climate change; Brexit – a sustainability toolkit; the FDF Environmental Ambition: Ambition 2025; responsible corporate citizenship; and sustainable collaboration in UK food and drink.

“These are tumultuous times,” said Ian Wright CBE, FDF Director General. “Businesses face significant uncertainties in almost every area. Around the world, major economic and political change is on the horizon, with different priorities coming to the forefront. Still, sustainability remains a key watchword in the UK food chain as the implications of climate change and a growing global population are becoming ever more apparent for business operations. This event will be the ideal forum to discuss these vital issues. It offers the chance to learn more about how to build resilience and responsibility into the supply chain and how to ensure the continued success and sustainability of businesses and their service to the consumer.”

"Managing energy and carbon reduction are business critical issues for most food and drink manufacturers,” said Clare Burns, Head of Marketing for ENER-G. “Going green makes good financial sense, so energy saving measures have a strong bottom line benefit and result in a more sustainable supply chain. ENER-G specialises in sustainable and efficient technologies, such as CHP, and is proud to sponsor this event and support FDF members with their sustainability objectives."