When the Food and Drink Federation launched its Five-fold Environmental Ambition
in October 2007 we are committed, on behalf of our members, to make a significant
contribution to improving the environment by targeting those areas where we
we could make the biggest difference.
FDF has produced several publications reporting of the progress made by our
Five-fold Environmental Ambition: Progress Report 2012
Published: December 2012
FDF's Five-fold Environmental Ambition sets a range of targets for cutting CO2 emissions, promoting more efficient use of water, reducing packaging and
transport and eliminating food waste to landfill. This report marks the fifth
anniversary of FDF's Five-fold Environmental Ambition.
View the Five-fold Environmental Ambition: 2012.
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Sustainable Sourcing: Five Steps Towards Managing Supply Chain Risk
Published: December 2012
The Sustainable Sourcing Guide sets out a step-by-step process to help food and
drink manufacturing businesses of all sizes to help identify, prioritise and
manage upstream supply chain risks as part of a more strategic approach towards
supply chain sustainability.
View the Sustainable Sourcing Guide.
Download: Sustainable Sourcing Five Steps Guide - pdf | 450kb
Federation House Commitment: Progress Report 2012
Published July 2012
The Federation House Commitment (FHC) is a voluntary agreement which aims to
help manufacturers in the food and drink industry to improve their water
The amount of water saved between 2007 and 2011 by FHC signatories could fill
nearly 2,400 Olympic-size swimming pools..
View the 2012 FHC progress report
Download: Full progress report - pdf
FDF Five-fold Environmental Ambition: Progress Report 2011
Published December 2011
The FDF Five-fold Environmental Ambition was launched in 2007 and this is the
latest annual progress report which is evidence of the commitment of our
View the Five-fold Ambition and case studies.
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Every Last Drop - Saving water along the food supply chain
Published December 2011
Every Last Drop aims to raise awareness amongst food and drink companies of the
issue of water stress, and to provide practical easily-accessible guidance on
how businesses can be more water efficient across four key areas: the supply
chain, operations, the boardroom and the individual at home.
View Every Last Drop
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Federation House Commitment (FHC) - Progress report 2011
Published September 2011
The FHC is a voluntary agreement, managed by WRAP and the FDF. It aims to
manufacturing companies in the food and drink sector to reduce water usage
their company, and by doing so, contribute towards an overall sector-wide water
reduction target of 20% by the year 2020 against a 2007 baseline.
View the 2011 progress report online.
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Five-fold Environmental Ambition: Progress Report 2010
Published December 2010
The latest progress report marks a key developmental stage in the life of FDF's
Five-fold Environmental Ambition.
View the case studies
Download brochure : Five-fold Environmental Ambition: Progress Report 2010
- pdf | 96Kb
Federation House Commitment (FHC) - Progress report 2010
Published September 2010
FHC is an initiative jointly developed by the Food and Drink Federation (FDF)
and Envirowise, providing companies with a systematic approach for improving
View the FHC report online.
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Our Five-fold Ambition - Progress report 2009
Published December 2009
The Food and Drink Federation's Five-fold Environmental Ambition has now been
running for two years, turning the commitments we made on behalf of our members
October 2007 into real environmental improvements across all the areas where we
felt we could make the biggest difference. This is the second progress report.
Download report Progress Report 2009 - pdf | 1.35mb
Federation House Commitment - Progress Report: 2009
Published July 2009
Our changing climate and the growing global
population mean that we are going to have to
change the way we think about water.
This is the first annual report of the Federation House Commitment
(FHC), explaining the Commitment's aims and sharing the progress
made in the first year. It introduces member companies and
features some of the measures individual companies have taken
to reduce their water use.
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Delivering for the environment: Our Ambition
Published: February 2009
Our achievements up to November 2008 are impressive and provide a strong
foundation on which we will build in the
years ahead as we look to meet the ambitions we set ourselves in 2007. As with
other sectors we are currently experiencing challenging economic times.
our members remain determined to meet the commitments contained in FDF's
Five-fold Environmental Ambition.
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Our Five-fold Environmental Ambition: Progress Report
Published: November 2008
The launch of FDF's Five-fold Environmental Ambition last October, and the
progress set out in this report, is an impressive example of what businesses
to improve the environmental performance of a sector.
Particularly impressive is the progress FDF members have made reducing CO2
emissions and by their promising start on other aspects of their environmental
commitments. The extent to which the adoption of best practice can yield
that benefit both economic performance and the environment is shown by the many
case studies in this report.
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Carbon Management Best Practice in Food and Drink Manufacturing
Published: October 2008
This short guide is designed to help food and drink manufacturers understand
the importance of Carbon Management and to provide practical advice on ways
of reducing CO2 emissions. From our sector's perspective, these primarily arise
from the burning of fossil fuels, upon which we depend for generating energy
The guide has been commissioned by the Food and Drink Federation in the
context of our Five-fold
Environmental Ambition launched in October 2007 to make a real difference to
Download full report: Carbon Management Best Practice in Food and Drink Manufacturing - pdf | 228kb
Transport Efficiency: Making a Real Difference
Published: July 2008
Transporting food and drink, like all other goods, has environmental and
Research on the UK food
chain shows these overwhelmingly as the impacts of road congestion, damage to
infrastructure, and road accidents.
There are also impacts on air and noise pollution and CO2 emissions, though to
much lesser extent.
Last October, as part of our Five-fold Environmental Ambition FDF promised
to develop an environmental checklist to encourage our members to achieve fewer
and friendlier food miles. We
also promised to develop an environmental clause, for use by our members in
contracts as they fall for renewal.
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Water Efficiency: Making a Real Difference
Published: January 2008
The food and drink industry is a significant water user. As such, FDF and
Envirowise are extremely pleased to be
working together to promote water efficiency best practice across the sector as
Importantly, this partnership
has led to the successful development of the 'Federation House Commitment', a
strategically significant framework
for encouraging progress.
It will help FDF members to achieve their collective goal of making significant
reductions in water use by 2020. This
aim was announced as part of FDF's Five-fold Environmental Ambition in October
Download leaflet: Water Efficiency: Making a Real Difference (pdf, 989kb)
The Environment: Making a Real Difference
Published: October 2007
FDF members want to make a real difference by improving their carbon
waste to landfill; levels of packaging reaching consumers; use of water
and the impact of food transportation
Our five-fold ambition goes right to the heart of the way the food and drink
manufacturing sector does business and will make a real difference to the
Our ambitious environmental goals are only part of the story. They
upon the improvements in environmental, social and economic performance which
members have long been making in their drive towards sustainability.
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