Article list

07 April 2009
With global population rise and the growth of emerging markets, finite supplies of fresh water are being put under ever greater pressure. So will we be forgetting gold, diamonds and oil in the future? Will 'blue gold' become the world's most precious asset? In 2000, Fortune magazine wrote: “Water promises to be to the 21st Century what oil was to the 20th: the precious commodity that determi...
31 March 2009
With industry focused on the bottom line, are businesses putting their sustainability agendas on the backburner? We look at current government initiatives and business strategies, as well as some outstanding industry best practice and why sustainability has become an essential part of corporate responsibility. Government intervention Calls for a Roosevelt style New Deal to stimulate the ...
05 February 2009
Confused about sustainability terminology? The following glossary contains abbreviations, terms and clear definitions on a range of sustainability and CSR topics. Simply click on the link below: Several entries include links to IGD's free sustainability factsheets where you'll find even more information and links to related topics. A Agflation Agrichar ...
19 January 2009
- What is the Marine Stewardship Council? - The history of the MSC - MSC standards - Seafood traceability standard - How to become MSC certified - How long is a certificate valid for? - UK companies offering MSC certified seafood What is the Marine Stewardship Council? The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is a certification and eco-labelling programme for sustainable seafood...
17 November 2008
The results presented in this report are the findings of a preliminary study of the potential for nutritional goals to impact environmental sustainability. Starts to explore the possible impact of activities aimed at achieving nutritional objectives on environmental sustainability. Insights into awareness in industry and food-related organisations of the impact of nutritional improvement...
31 October 2008
- Defining corporate social responsibility - What is sustainability? - Grocery industry involvement - Financial indices Defining corporate social responsibility Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a term used for business activities that address goals that are not purely commercial. Almost all food and beverage manufacturers and retailers incorporate a CSR dimension into t...
16 October 2008
In uncertain times it is hard to predict the changes ahead. But according to a hall full of industry leaders in October 2008 – at the height of stock market volatility, rising unemployment and roller-coaster oil prices – it looks like the focus on sustainability is here to stay. At IGD’s flagship Convention more than 500 chairmen, directors and senior managers from the food and grocery indus...
13 October 2008
ECR UK is where the industry meets to develop leadership initiatives on the biggest issues affecting the food and grocery supply chain. Its origins are in the USA back in 1993, and the UK initiative was formed in 1996, arriving in a market that was characterised by confrontational working relationships. Fulfilling consumer wishes better, faster and at less cost in a more sustainable way. ...
10 September 2008
Portion size is an important determinant of nutritional content, from the perspective of labelling and of nutrient intake. The rising prevalence of obesity has brought an increased focus on portion sizes, with pre-packaged foods and those served in some restaurants coming under particular scrutiny.   This report represents an initial stage in seeking and promoting a consistent conte...
26 August 2008
  Gain an insight into consumer awareness of saturated fat Discover consumer responses to messages about saturated fat Develop effective communication tools and targeted messages around saturated fat With the reduction of dietary saturated fat a public health priority for the government, IGD’s Industry Nutrition Strategy Group identified communication around saturated fat as a ...