Sustainability

Sustainability is about 'achieving a better quality of life for everyone, now and for future generations to come'. The environment is a central facet of this.

Our members are committed to making a significant contribution to improving the environment. Our role as food and drink manufacturers is to supply consumers with safe, nutritious, appetising and affordable food and to help them make sustainable choices which will secure these benefits for the future.

It makes good business sense to be sustainable as it:

  • Mitigates risk of finite resources
  • Increases business resilience
  • Delivers bottom line benefits from improved resource efficiency
  • Improves business reputation/build trust around your products
  • Increases competitiveness
  • Stimulates innovation
  • Food and Drink Industry Advisory Group on Resource Efficiency (IAG)

    Established in 2013, the IAG brings together the food and drink supply chain with support from SFDF, Zero Waste Scotland and Interface Food & Drink. The group shares best practice on resource efficiency and works together on demonstrator projects.

    Scotland Food and Drink Sustainability Steering Group

    SFDF sits on the Scotland Food and Drink Sustainability Group. The group brings together strategic partners to identify joint opportunities for action on energy, water, raw materials, waste and logistics.

    FDF Five-fold Ambition

    Our members are making solid progress on their Five-fold Ambition to:

    • Reduce carbon emissions
    • send zero food and packaging waste to landfill
    • Improve packaging design
    • Achieve significant reductions in water use
    • Embed environmental standards in their transport practices
    • FDF is committed to measuring progress against each of our ambitions and publishing annual progress - see Progress summary 2015

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    Last reviewed: 29 Jan 2016