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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 ...
07 August 2008
This report tells the important but largely unknown story of the water we use and where it comes from. More importantly, it highlights the impact of the UK’s consumption patterns on water resources across the world. WWF’s intention in publishing this report is to start a debate about how UK-based organisations can help to ensure that critical, and often scarce, water resources are managed wisely...
07 August 2008
This report argues that unless there is a collapse in oil demand within the next five to ten years, there will be a serious oil ‘supply crunch’ – not because of below-ground resource constraints but because of inadequate investment by international oil companies and national oil companies. Download now Date: August 2008 Source: A Chatham House Report
07 July 2008
This report aims to present an overview on progress made in the last year on the commitments made in the Waste Strategy for England 2007 (WS2007). It does not aim to rewrite the strategy or produce the next one. It highlights what has been achieved since the publication of the WS2007 and areas where there is still more to be done in achieving the waste vision of reducing waste by producing produ...
08 April 2008
The plastic shopping bag has emerged as ‘eco-enemy number one’ in the eyes of some media and environmental activists in the last few months. IGD considers what this means for the food and grocery industry, today and tomorrow. Plastic bags have become the arch-enemy of any self-respecting environmentally conscious shopper. They are regarded as a symbol of modern day consumer socie...