Article list

10 December 2009
- Definition of a water footprint - A supply chain perspective - The different elements of water usage - Water footprint accounting - What can businesses do? Definition of a water footprint According to the Water Footprint Network, a corporate water footprint is defined as the total volume of fresh water used directly and indirectly to run and support a business. The water f...
01 December 2009
- The importance of water - Raising awareness - Organisations engaged in water management - Key water management activities - Downloadable reference document - Further information The importance of water Understanding the importance of water to the food and beverage sector is business critical. Pressure on freshwater resources is increasing as a result of a growing global p...
07 November 2009
The overall aim of this study was to develop a set of scenarios that explore how greenhouse gas emissions from the UK food system may be reduced by 70% by the year 2050. The work is focused on all emissions from the supply chains and systems, not just the emissions from the UK food chain that arise in the UK. Download now Date: November 2009 Source: WWF-UK and the Food Climate Research N...
29 October 2009
Includes: The structure of the foodservice market What makes a successful supplier? How does foodservice differ from retail? In 2004 the foodservice market in the UK was worth £33.2 billion in terms of food and drink sales to consumers. This clearly represents a big opportunity for domestic suppliers and yet in our experience few farmers or small producers specifically target thi...
09 October 2009
For the first time since taking up his new post, Dan Norris, Defra Minister responsible for waste policy, is soon to address professionals from the food and grocery industry. He'll do this at IGD's Packaging & Product Resource Efficiency conference on 22 October. Ahead of the event, we've caught up with Dan to find out how he’s getting on in his new role, what he thinks of our industry and ...
07 October 2009
This report provides an overview on progress made on the commitments in that Strategy. It does not rewrite the strategy but highlights the achievements made since the last progress report published in June 2008. The report also contains a forward look which outlines the issues and priorities for the year ahead. Much has been achieved in the last year with just under half of all the actions in th...
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