Case Studies – Five-fold Environmental Ambition 2014

FDF member case studies featured in the Five-fold Environmental Ambition Progress Report 2014.

CO2 Emissions

Reducing CO2 emissions remains the cornerstone
of our industry’s efforts to increase the sustainability
of food and drink manufacturing and contribute to the
growth of a greener economy in the UK

Member case studies

Waste

Sending food and packaging waste to landfill not only wastes the resources used
in their production, but also adds to total greenhouse gas emissions through
decomposition. Even though most food waste is generated by households rather
than
manufacturers, FDF members recognise the need to lead by example in their own
operations.

Member case studies

Packaging

Although on its own packaging contributes relatively little to the total
product environmental footprint, the innovations being made to packaging and
the
information it carries have much potential to further improve efficiency and
reduce
waste across the whole supply chain including in the home.

Member case study: Coca-Cola Enterprises

Water

The water used in the manufacturing process is a relatively small part of total
water use in the food chain. But increasing concern over the future balance of
supply and demand here in the UK means that all our water resources need to be
used as efficiently and sustainably as possible.

Member case studies:

Transport

The contribution of transport to the environmental impact of food production is
frequently overestimated
and in most cases accounts for only a small percentage of total product
footprint. But it
does add directly to costs and gives rise to a range of indirect effects,
including traffic congestion. It is
therefore a very clear example of where improved efficiency makes good business
sense for everyone.

Member case study: General Mills

Sustainable Sourcing

To address risks in supply chains and meet rising consumer expectations of
corporate responsibility
food and drink manufacturers are increasingly looking to source their
ingredients sustainably.

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Last reviewed: 27 Jan 2015