Create a sustainable Scotland
The food and drink manufacturing industry believes that
sustainable food production can be at the heart of a strong,
internationally-competitive, low-carbon economy.
"The industry has set itself a challenging Five Fold
Ambition which includes targets such as increasing
our 2020 CO2 reduction target to 35 per cent and to
accelerate our 2015 zero landfill waste target."
That is industry's contribution. Government undoubtedly has
a role in making it easier for industry to contribute further
towards the sustainability agenda.
Creation of affordable recycling facilities
affordable recycling facilities varies greatly across each
local authority area. We are calling on the new
administration to take a strategic, national perspective to
the development of facilities for waste cardboard, plastic
and food that avoids landfill. Government has a role in
ensuring that waste and recycling facilities support our
business and make it economically viable for them to find
alternatives to landfill.
Make Scotland sustainable and competitive
We recognise the importance of making our contribution
to making Scotland sustainable. However, it must not be
to the detriment of our industry and make us
uncompetitive. Government must work with industry on
devising innovative ways of reducing our carbon footprint
and recognise the work that is being undertaken.
"It is imperative to strike a balance between
economic, social and environmental factors that will
allow us to deliver progress on public policy
objectives without damaging the underlying
competitiveness of our industry."
Download PDF: Manifesto: Supporting our Industry. Supporting growth. Supporting Scotland.