The global food system is set to face unprecedented pressures over the coming decades as demand for resources and the effects of climate change intensify.
The FDF and our members are fully committed to cutting CO2 emissions, promoting efficient water use, building a more circular economy for packaging, embedding environmental standards in transport practices and reducing food waste. We also want to increase understanding of sustainable supply chains and natural capital.
Air quality impacts health and the environment, UK food and drink industry is subject to regulatory frameworks with future ambition in the Clean Air Strategy.
Ambition 2025 sets out the FDF's vision for a thriving, responsible and sustainable UK food and drink industry.
Climate Change Agreements agreed with the Environment Agency provide CCL tax discounts in return for reducing energy use and CO2 emissions.
The UK food and drink industry welcomes the net zero target by 2050, with 2020 a key year for developing policy on climate change, energy and heat.
Food waste is a priority for UK food and drink industry, with a focus on driving out inefficiency to prevent waste and surpluses from occurring.
Natural capital represents nature's physical and biological resources that the UK food and drink industry both relies on and impacts.
The UK food and drink industry relies on packaging to help protect food, prevent food waste, and contribute to wider sustainability goals.
The UK food and drink industry is adopting schemes to address environmental, social and economic sustainability to drive sustainable supply chains.
The UK food and drink industry is committed to improving transport operations by embedding a fewer and friendlier food miles approach.
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Webinar: The road to Net Zero for Food and Drink
The FDF has been developing its programme on Net Zero over the last year, and with the UK Government hosting COP26 in November 2021, this has provided significant momentum. This webinar officially launches our 2021 work programme with a key note address from the UK Government’s Net Zero Business Champion, Andrew Griffith MP.
27 April 2021
10:00 - 11:00Find out more