FDF's Environmental Ambition: Progress Report 2016
Since 2007, the Food and Drink Federation's Five-Fold Environmental Ambition (FEA) has been the collective roadmap through which food and drink manufacturers have delivered major improvements in resource efficiency.
In 2016, nearly a decade on, these commitments were updated and extended in
order to remain industry-leading. This resulted in the launch of Ambition 2025
2016, the next step on our journey to help deliver a more
sustainable food system.
This progress report highlights the collective environmental
progress our members achieved under the FEA, and are
taking forward under Ambition 2025.
Members have met
FEA's target of sending zero food and packaging waste
to landfill by the end of 2015, an achievement we intend
to maintain in 2016 and beyond.
In 2015, an absolute
reduction of 30.1% in water used in the production of
food and drink was made and members reduced absolute
CO2 emissions by 46% against a 1990 baseline.
significant progress has been made in reducing supply
chain waste and the carbon impact of packaging as part
of the third and final year of Courtauld Commitment 3.
Finally, FDF members signed up to the Logistics Carbon
Reduction Scheme have contributed to a 6.8% reduction
in transport emissions compared to 2010.
Looking towards 2025, our members have expressed
a strong desire to go even further. This is reflected in
new commitments aimed at shaping future value chains,
namely sustainable supply chains and natural capital.
These are new areas for FDF but ones where we feel
we can, collectively as a sector, make a positive impact.
Achieving these commitments will require a co-ordinated
and concerted effort across the supply chain and food and
drink manufacturers are committed to playing their part.
Our Core ambitions
||Our Current Targets
||2015 Progress Report
||Achieve a 55% absolute reduction in CO2 emissions by
2025 against a 1990 baseline.
||FDF members have achieved an absolute
reduction of 46% in CO2 emissions from their use
of energy in manufacturing operations in 2015
compared to the 1990 baseline.
||Seek to send zero food and packaging waste to landfill at the
latest by 2015 and make a significant contribution to WRAP's
Courtauld Commitment 3 target to reduce traditional grocery
ingredient, product and packaging waste in the grocery supply
chain by 3% by 2015, from a 2012 baseline.
||Results from the latest survey of members' waste arisings
show that FDF members sent zero food and packaging waste
to landfill in 2015.
The final year results of the Courtauld 3 Commitment show
that manufacturers contributed to a 3% reduction in supply
chain waste across the grocery sector by 2015, thereby
meeting the overall 3% target for the agreement.
||Make a significant contribution to WRAP's Courtauld 3 target to
improve packaging design through the supply chain to maximise
recycled content as appropriate, improve recyclability and deliver
product protection to reduce food waste, while ensuring there is
no increase in the carbon impact of packaging by 2015, from a
||The final year results of the Courtauld 3 Commitment
show that manufacturers contributed to a 7%
reduction in the carbon impact of packaging by 2015,
thereby exceeding the target of a zero increase.
||Achieve significant reductions in water use to help reduce stress
on the nation's water supplies and contribute to an industry-wide
absolute target to reduce water use by 20% by 2020 compared
|Between 2007 and 2015 FDF members submitting data
reported they had reduced their absolute water consumption
in 2015 by 30.1% compared to the 2007 baseline. In
addition, the amount of water consumed per tonne of
product had reduced by 33.7% over the same period. These
results represent a major contribution to the wider Food
Industry Sustainability Strategy (FISS) industry target.
||Embed environmental standards in our members' transport practices,
including contracts with hauliers as they fall for renewal, to achieve
fewer and friendlier food transport miles and to make a contribution
to the Freight Transport Association administered Logistics Carbon
Reduction Scheme target to reduce the carbon intensity of freight
operations by 8% by 2015 against a 2010 baseline.
||Results for the fifth year of the Logistics Carbon Reduction
Scheme showed that manufacturers contributed to
a 6.8% reduction in average kilogram CO2 equivalent
emissions per vehicle km in 2014 compared to 2010,
meaning the Scheme is on track to meet the 2015 target.
Download the Environmental Ambition: 2016 Progress Summary
Last reviewed: 07 Feb 2017