The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has issued a new handbook to guide food and drink producers towards net zero by 2040.
The issue features practical guidance for the sector in a bid to address the challenges of reaching net zero, especially for companies in the initial stages of developing their climate strategy.
The organisation aims to capitalise on the momentum of the COP26 conference and spark a conversation about the urgency of cutting carbon emissions across the supply chain.
The handbook has been produced with the assistance of 3Keel LLP, alongside Mike Barry Eco and Canopy: Sustainability Consulting.
The firm reports that the consortium provided checklists and recommendations covering the entire value chain, from ingredient sourcing to preparation at home.
“The publication of this handbook for food and drink manufacturers is a significant moment in our sector’s journey to net zero,” FDF chief executive Ian Wright said.
“[It] will be an important tool for food and drink manufacturers … striving to achieve net zero by 2040.
“This work demonstrates the huge value of ever stronger collaboration with all stakeholders across the farm-to-fork supply chain.”
3Keel managing partner Simon Miller added: “We were delighted to work with the FDF to produce this handbook to help guide food and drink manufacturers – particularly small and medium enterprises – to swiftly reduce emissions from the UK food system.
“We hope the handbook will be a key tool to help manufacturers on their decarbonisation journeys to net zero.”