Article list

22 September 2009
Provides: Guidelines on communicating portion size on labels of packaged retail products Information for caterers Portion size tools for general consumer communications Note that all portion size information provided on food labels must comply with EU Regulation 1169/2011 on the provision of food information to consumers. Consuming appropriate portion sizes of food and drink...
07 September 2009
This guidance aims to support small UK organisations in reducing their contribution to climate change. It explains how to measure greenhouse gas emissions and set targets to reduce them. Download now Date: September 2009 Source: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
07 August 2009
The report provides a detailed insight into the learning of WWF and SABMiller, who worked together with consultancy URS Corporation to undertake water footprints of the beer value chain in South Africa and the Czech Republic. It discusses what the water footprint results in both countries mean for SABMiller’s businesses and their action plans in response to the findings. This study looks beyond ...
07 June 2009
Packaging fulfils an important role. It protects food and other goods on their journey from farm or factory via warehouses and shops until they arrive at homes, offices or wherever they are used. The key role of packaging is to avoid spoilage and damage in the supply system and in the home. Download now Date: June 2009 Source: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
24 April 2009
Water drives our existence and development. It dictates the location and survival of civilisations and is essential for growing food and rearing livestock. Yet few understand the role it plays and the amount of water that is required to feed our growing population, or the implications that our consumption can have on water-scarce countries. According to the World Meteorological Organization...
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...