Ambition 2025 – Shaping Sustainable Value Chains

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Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom

We know that environmental sustainability can go hand-in-hand with business growth and the important part this has to play in our commitment to be the first generation to leave the environment in a better state than we found it.

I am extremely proud of our innovative food and drink sector, which is world-leading. But there is always more we can do and I want us to build on this success to see UK food businesses boost productivity, use resources more efficiently and become more sustainable in the process.

The FDF's Ambition 2025 is a great example of how we can all play our part to drive efficiency and sustainability through the entire food supply chain.

We've come a long way, but there's more to do.

Initially launched in 2007, the Food and Drink Federation's Five-Fold Environmental Ambition brought together businesses across the food and drink manufacturing sector to look at how we as an industry could reduce our environmental impact. The Ambition originally set targets for cutting CO2 emissions, promoting more efficient use of water, reducing packaging, embedding environmental standards in transport practices and eliminating food waste to landfill.

Now, nearly a decade on, FDF members can look back with great pride on what they have achieved in these areas.

But ours is a forward looking industry.

FDF's 'Ambition 2025 – shaping sustainable value chains' is the next step on our journey to help deliver a sustainable food system into the future. It is a journey that will see our industry continue to take a leading role to further improve resource efficiencies and address the wider sustainability agenda.

This will require a co-ordinated and concerted effort across the supply chain, but it is a challenge that our industry is ready to meet.

Ian Wright
Director General FDF

Nick Vermont
Regional CEO McCain Foods & Chair of the FDF Sustainability Steering Group

Last reviewed: 12 Oct 2016