Workplace inclusion and diversity is an increasingly important priority for the UK’s food and drink manufacturing sector. Embodying the principles of inclusion and diversity has shown to enhance a company’s reputation, increase its talent pool when recruiting and improve productivity, innovation and decision making.

This is also an area in which the FDF is going to be focusing more attention starting with Food and Drink Inclusion and Diversity Report published in July 2021. The report outlined the state of inclusion and diversity in the sector, where the sector could improve and how continued progress in this area could be achieved.

This report is just the start of our work in this area as we will be launching the Inclusion and Diversity Network, an informal network for sharing ideas, experiences and best practice, in the latter part of 2021.

Updates

Inclusion and Diversity in UK Food and Drink Manufacturing

On July 21, the FDF hosted webinar on inclusion and diversity in food and drink manufacturing. Jill Coyle (Apprenticeship Manager Nestlé UK&I, Member Chair of the FDF’s Employment and Skills Forum) chaired a panel of Inclusion & Diversity experts to discuss the key issues facing our sector in this important policy area, including how to start making workplaces more inclusive and diverse and how to reach diverse communities when recruiting.

Watch the recording of the event

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Next Welsh Government must support growth of vital food and drink industry

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Good Food Champions lay foundations for Scotland’s food and drink future

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FDF Scotland’s manifesto sets out producer’s priorities

Ahead of the Scottish Parliament elections, FDF Scotland is calling for a platform to help our world-renowned food and drink industry recover from coronavirus and Brexit, and to return to growth.

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Report: Food and Drink Inclusion and Diversity Report 2021

20 July 2021

Embodying the principles of inclusion and diversity has shown to enhance a company’s reputation, increase its talent pool when recruiting and improve productivity, innovation and decision making.

Read more