Policy Issues Council (PIC) 

The Policy Issues Council (PIC) is a forum of industry leaders that debates the strategic challenges facing the consumer goods industry, focusing on people development, health and nutrition, sustainability and employability.

Its membership is drawn from chief executives of leading companies in farming, manufacturing, wholesaling, retail and foodservice.

PIC supports our mission to equip the industry for a secure and sustainable future.

It is, in effect, the spearhead to invoke change and improvement across the industry to benefit all.

Membership

  • 2 Sisters Food Group Limited
  • Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board
  • Aldi Stores Ltd UK
  • Amazon.co.uk
  • Arla Foods
  • Associated British Foods plc
  • Bakkavor Group
  • Booker Group Plc
  • Coca-Cola European Partners
  • Compass Group PLC
  • Co-op Group
  • Dairy Crest Group Plc
  • Greencore Group plc
  • Kerry Foods Ltd
  • Marks & Spencer plc
  • Mars Wrigley Confectionery UK
  • McCurrach UK Ltd
  • Musgrave Group
  • Nestlé UK Ltd
  • NFU
  • pladis UK & Ireland
  • Premier Foods Group Plc
  • Procter & Gamble UK
  • Sainsbury's
  • Sysco Europe
  • Tesco Stores Ltd
  • The Kraft Heinz Company UK
  • Unilever UK Limited
  • Waitrose Ltd
  • Warburtons Limited
  • Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC

 

Feeding Britain's Future (FBF)

Our Feeding Britain's Future group supports delivery of an industry-wide programme to inspire the next generation.  The programme provides insight into the variety of roles within the food and grocery supply chain, along with training in the skills needed to succeed in the world of work.  

In total, Feeding Britain's Future delivered 440 workshops nationwide and trained over 10,000 students in 2017.  The programme was supported by 2,500 industry volunteers from 150 food and grocery companies.

The working groups core function is to:

  • Inform IGD's employability and skills programmes e.g. watching brief on apprenticeships
  • Support the development of new channels e.g. teacher outreach project
  • Ensure the programme meets the training and education requirements of the industry and always within Competition Law
  • Support (voluntarily) the delivery of the Feeding Britain's Future programme (e.g. school workshops and school partnerships)
  • Encourage colleagues to participate in programmes where applicable
  • Help to drive greater engagement across the industry  

Areas of focus in 2018

Our work on employability will continue  to develop in 2018.  We will pilot new STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) related activities, we will increase the number of partnerships between companies and secondary schools, we will develop new resources for teachers and continue to bring industry volunteers into our school workshops.

Membership

  • 2 Sisters Food Group Limited
  • Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board
  • Aldi Stores Ltd UK
  • ASDA Stores Ltd
  • Associated British Foods plc
  • Bakkavor Group
  • Co-op Group
  • Dairy Crest Group plc
  • Greencore Group plc
  • KP Snacks
  • Marks and Spencer plc
  • Marshfield Bakery
  • Mondelēz International
  • Premier Foods Group Plc
  • Sainsbury's
  • Tesco plc
  • Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC

HR Leaders' Forum (HRLF)

This group brings together HR leaders from across the food and grocery industry three times a year.

The purpose of the HRLF is to help inform IGD’s work programme in the area of people development with the intention of meeting the training and education requirements of the industry.

2018 areas of focus

The forum’s aim is to work together to develop strong and sustainable talent for the whole food and grocery supply chain. Its current areas of focus are as follows:

  • Watching brief on issues of common interest such as digital disruption, ageing workforce and diversity
  • Research into Skills for the Future to understand skills shortages and identify possible solutions
  • Review options to maximise the impact of IGD’s existing programmes on Employability and Skills, and Learning & Development
  • Identify possible new industry initiatives

Membership

  • 2 Sisters Food Group Limited
  • Aldi Stores Ltd UK
  • Arla Foods UK
  • ASDA Stores Ltd
  • Associated British Foods
  • Brakes
  • Coca-Cola European Partners
  • Co-op Group
  • Greencore Group plc
  • Hovis
  • John Lewis Partnership
  • Kerry Foods Ltd
  • KP Snacks
  • Marks and Spencer plc
  • Mondelēz International
  • Musgrave Group
  • Natures Way Foods Ltd
  • Premier Foods Group Plc
  • Sainsbury's
  • Tesco Stores Ltd
  • Tulip Ltd
  • Wm Morrisons Supermarkets PLC

 

Supply Chain Leaders Forum Industry Working Groups

Supply Chain Leaders Forum Executive Board

The Supply Chain Leaders Forum exists to promote the message of collaboration helping companies across the food and grocery industry to better meet consumer needs better, faster and in a more sustainable way.

We seek to spearhead change in the industry through specific projects by creating best practice and sharing this across the wider industry to encourage adoption/implementation.

The Supply Chain Leaders Forum provides a collaborative forum for retailers, manufacturers, distributors and foodservice operators to better meet the needs of shoppers.

The Executive Board provides leadership on the biggest issues affecting the UK supply chain. It brings people together to develop practical solutions that deliver meaningful change and sponsors projects in areas such as product and packaging waste and people development.

The results of the projects and initiatives are shared widely through our events, website and media.

Membership

  • 2 Sisters Food Group Limited
  • ASDA Stores Ltd
  • Booker Group Plc
  • Boots Company plc
  • Brakes
  • Coca-Cola European Partners
  • Colgate Palmolive (UK) Ltd
  • Compass Group UK & Ireland
  • Dairy Crest Group plc
  • General Mills UK Ltd
  • GS1 UK Ltd
  • Kellogg Europe
  • Kimberly-Clark Ltd
  • L'Oreal UK and Ireland
  • Marks and Spencer plc
  • Mars
  • Mondelēz International
  • Nestlé UK Ltd
  • PepsiCo UK & Ireland
  • Procter & Gamble UK
  • Sainsbury's
  • Tesco Stores Ltd
  • Unilever UK Limited
  • Waitrose Ltd
  • Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC

Developing Supply Chain Talent Working Group

This group brings together supply chain and HR professionals to equip supply chain people to adapt to today's fast-changing world, achieve greater efficiency and keep the shelves full, ensuring consumers have access to food and fast moving consumer goods. 

Areas of focus in 2018

  • Involve more companies in customer-supplier Mentoring to give mentors and mentees a broader understanding of the supply chain whilst providing the opportunity for personal and professional growth
  • Run the Horizons cross-company development programme for 54 participants, 30 companies, in 3 streams totalling 14 events to give supply chain specialists a greater understanding and make them more collaborative in their everyday work, both with other functions and other companies
  • Create online content from Horizons 2018 to share with the whole industry
  • Extend industry engagement and impact by developing existing and new initiatives to educate and engage young people and educational establishments to learn about supply chain career options in the industry

Recent outcomes

  • Mentoring has been grown year-on-year from 34 mentors and mentees in 2013, 68 in 2014, 134 in 2015, to 160 in 2016.  The programme won the ECR Europe Award for Best Activation 2014
  • Horizons has developed from 17 participants, 9 companies, 1 stream and 4 events in 2015 to 40 participants, 20 companies, 2 streams and 9 events in 2016
  • Cross-industry job swap case studies in guide at www.igd.com/supplychaintalent which also includes supply chain competencies and development method matrix
  • Supply chain promoted by keynote presentations at Leading Edge "Getting Started" events and four "Whose supply chain is it anyway?" Leading Edge masterclasses

Membership

  • ASDA Stores Ltd
  • Boots Company plc
  • Brakes
  • Coca-Cola European Partners
  • Dairy Crest Group plc
  • Diageo plc
  • G's Fresh Ltd
  • Kellogg Marketing & Sales Co
  • Kimberly-Clark Ltd
  • Mars
  • Mondelēz International
  • Nestlé UK Ltd
  • Procter & Gamble UK
  • Reckitt Benckiser (UK) Ltd
  • Sainsbury's
  • The Kraft Heinz Company UK
  • Unilever UK Limited
  • Waitrose Ltd
  • Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC

 

Reducing Wasted Miles Working Group

As the largest sector in the UK, our industry has a responsibility to the general public to reduce wasted miles.  The group has been established to help the industry further remove unnecessary and wasted transport miles from the roads.  The group is made up of Supply Chain and Logistics managers and directors with both operational and strategic responsibility from both manufacturers and retailers. 

The need for change in the industry has never been greater. Challenges include; rising costs from complexity, fragmentation of demand resulting in smaller, more frequent deliveries at the same time as rising congestion, fewer HGV drivers and environmental pressures. All have the potential for legislative interventions.   

Deliverables in 2017 included:

  • Recruitment of a new Reducing Wasted Miles working group specifically focused on delivery of an innovative and ambitious pilot project
  • Following up action plans generated in 2016 to understand in depth how companies are progressing with Reducing Wasted Miles
  • Creating and delivering the innovative pilot

Areas of focus in 2018

The working group aims to continue the momentum generated with the pilot project of 2017, sharing findings and identifying new collaborative opportunities for the Reducing Wasted Miles initiative.  This work will focus on:

  • Publishing recommendations from the 2017 pilot and updating the Reducing Wasted Miles thought leadership report to reflect 2018 priorities
  • Creating practical opportunities for companies to reduce road miles through an industry workshop

Membership

  • ASDA Stores Ltd
  • Booker Group Plc
  • Coca-Cola European Partners
  • Colgate Palmolive (UK) Ltd
  • Co-op Group
  • Kellogg Marketing & Sales Co
  • Mars
  • Molson Coors Brewing Company (UK) Limited
  • Müller Milk & Ingredients
  • Nestlé UK Ltd
  • PepsiCo UK & Ireland
  • Procter & Gamble UK
  • Unilever UK Limited

Healthy Eating in the Workplace Advisory Group (HEWAG)

This is a cross-functional group consisting of relevant experts and representatives from participating companies of our healthy eating in the workplace pilots. 

The group has been set up to support and advises on the workplace experiments that form part of IGD's Healthy Eating programme. 

These experiments aim to identify interventions to nudge employees to make healthier food and drink choices in the workplace.

Membership

  • Allied Bakeries
  • Arla Foods UK
  • Baxterstorey Ltd
  • Brakes
  • Coca-Cola European Partners
  • Compass Group PLC
  • Elior UK
  • Gather and Gather
  • John Lewis Partnership
  • Mars Wrigley Confectionery UK
  • McCurrach UK Ltd
  • Nestlé UK Ltd
  • Sainsbury’s
  • Sodexo Ltd
  • Tesco Stores Ltd
  • The Good Eating Company
  • Unilever UK Limited
  • University of Cambridge
  • Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC

 

Industry Nutrition Strategy Group (INSG)

Our Industry Nutrition Strategy Group (INSG) regularly scans the horizon to give early warning of challenges around diet, health and nutrition.  

Areas of focus in 2018

Support the delivery of our industry-wide Healthy Eating programme focusing on:

  • Nutrition information on pack
  • Healthy eating in the workplace
  • Reformulation
  • Fibre
  • Portion size
  • Out of home and health

Membership

  • Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board
  • Aldi Stores Ltd UK
  • Allied Bakeries
  • Alpro UK Ltd
  • Arla Foods UK
  • ASDA Stores Ltd
  • Brakes
  • British Nutrition Foundation
  • British Retail Consortium
  • Coca-Cola Company Great Britain & Ireland
  • Compass Group PLC
  • Co-op Group
  • Dairy Crest Group plc
  • Food & Drink Federation
  • Greencore Group plc
  • Kellogg Marketing & Sales Co
  • Mars Wrigley Confectionery UK
  • Mondelēz International
  • Musgrave Retail Partners Ireland
  • Nestlé UK Ltd
  • NFU
  • Nomad Foods Europe
  • PepsiCo Europe
  • Premier Foods Group Plc
  • Sainsbury's
  • Tesco Stores Ltd
  • The Kraft Heinz Company
  • Unilever UK Limited
  • Waitrose Ltd
  • Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC

Industry Nutrition Strategy Group (INSG)

Fibre Working Group

The fibre working group brings together industry experts from manufacture, retail and research to ultimately drive fibre consumption towards the recommended daily intake.

Areas of focus in 2018

  • Create and publish technical guidance for food companies to encourage reformulation and NPD
  • Suggest consumer messaging (within the scope of health claim regulation).

Membership

  • Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board
  • Allied Bakeries
  • Alpro UK Ltd
  • ASDA Stores Ltd
  • British Dietetic Association
  • British Nutrition Foundation
  • Campden BRI
  • Charlie Parker Nutrition Consulting
  • Compass Group PLC
  • Food and Drink Federation
  • Innocent
  • Kellogg Marketing & Sales Co
  • Kerry Group plc
  • Leatherhead Food Research
  • PepsiCo UK & Ireland
  • Waitrose Ltd

Technical Leader Forum (TLF)

The purpose of the TLF is to provide thought leadership on technical issues facing the whole food and grocery supply chain and to help inform IGD’s work programme in these areas.

Areas of focus in 2018

    • Developing a pipeline of future technical talent
    • Keeping a watching brief on issues of common interest such as plastics and Brexit
    • Building knowledge of emerging technologies such as Blockchain

    Membership

    • 2 Sisters Food Group Limited
    • Arla Foods UK
    • ASDA Stores Ltd
    • Bakkavor Group
    • Brakes 
    • Compass Group PLC
    • Dairy Crest Group plc
    • Greencore Group plc
    • Kerry Group plc
    • Marks and Spencer plc
    • Moy Park Ltd
    • Premier Foods Group Plc
    • Sainsbury's
    • Samworth Brothers Ltd
    • Tesco Stores Ltd
    • Waitrose Ltd
    • Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC