Every Last Drop - Why water matters
All of us, whether at home or in the work place, share a responsibility to use water efficiently and with due regard to the needs of others with whom we share this planet. The food and
drink industry is particularly reliant on a supply of freshwater for both its raw material and processing needs.
Set against this challenge, this simple guide provides a series of 'golden
rules' for food and drink manufacturing businesses of all sizes –
with boardroom, supply chain and operational roles – on what can be done
water and manage its use effectively along the supply chain, including as
individuals at home.
Alongside this guide we have also created a new, dedicated water page on the FDF website giving further sources of help and
information along with best practice case studies.
The work is part of FDF's Five-fold Environmental Ambition vision to improve environmental sustainability across the supply chain and has
been put together by the FDF Water Working
Group. I am convinced that by taking on board these simple tips we can help
difference to the protection of this precious resource and, in turn, contribute
to the longer
term sustainability of the food and drink industry.
Please therefore keep this guide handy and share it with others in your organisation.
Message from Lord Smith, Chairman of the Environment Agency
Water is a precious resource which is coming under ever increasing pressure as
population continues to rise and the effects of climate change become more
through careful management of this resource will we be able to ensure that
can be met, whilst preserving the water environment and the ecology that it
supports. This is
particularly crucial for the food and drink sector given its dependence on
freshwater for both
its raw materials supply and its manufacturing operations.
I therefore warmly welcome this initiative from the members of the FDF Water
Working Group to develop this simple guide as a first step to help food
and individuals use water wisely along the supply chain. I would encourage all
businesses and the people who work in the sector to take it on board.
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Last reviewed: 01 Dec 2011