Presentation on theme: "Food Industry Sustainability. Issues significantly affecting the Food Industry Sustainability 1.Obesity 2.Waste from packaging 3.Resources depleting 4.CO2."— Presentation transcript:
Issues significantly affecting the Food Industry Sustainability 1.Obesity 2.Waste from packaging 3.Resources depleting 4.CO2 reduction 5.Mandatory carbon reporting 6.Environmental footprint 7.NGO Relationships
1. Obesity is a serious, complex global health poblem Currently, 65% of adults are classified as overweight or obese (Hedley et al., 2004) It requires collective efforts of individuals, communities, businesses and governments to solve Food industry acts by: – launching reduced calorie products – products with nutritional information on pack – promoting Active lifestyle because all calories count and energy intake from any source has to be balanced
Extending low- and no- calorie Portfolio Choice In 2009, Coca-Cola Company itself launched more than 180 no- and low- calorie beverages, representing nearly one-third of all new product launches last year Classified - Internal use Enabling Consumers to make Informed Choices Coca-Cola supports fact based nutrition labeling and education and initiatives that encourage people to live active, healthy lifestyles.
2. Packaging is not a waste... To Raw Material Product Waste Landfill From when it ends in landfill it creates environmental problem to produce new packaging we consume more raw materials
Recycle: Open loop Used packages are a valuable resource to be used in many new products (cans in car spare parts production, PET in fibers production etc.) Reuse: Closed loop To return empty PET bottles to the supply chain to produce new PET bottles rPET Internal use only...Packaging is a valuable resource
3. What are the Opportunities for Resource Efficiency Natural Resources are not Endless We have to find possibilities of conserving resources and not depleting them Lightweighting Saves resources in manufacturing, reduces the energy required for transport, and there is less material to recycle at the end of the process. Steel can reduced from 80g in 60s to 24g in 2008 200 ml Contour RGB for the EUG market Reduced from 372g in 1995 to 230g in 2008 500 ml Contour NR PET for the EUG market Reduced from 28g in 2006 to 21g in 2008 With Post Consumer Recycled Content
Plant Bottle Renewable alternative to fossil resources PlantBottle TM – made partially from plants, and 100% recyclable. Plant-based PET TM can currently replace up 30% of the normal PET in a bottle, which reduces the use of oil and the carbon footprint of the package. Additionally the bottle can be recycled as normal and reused in new bottles.
Post Copenhagen The climate challenges we face are real. Healthy debate and discussion is necessary. But collective action is needed to make a real difference for tomorrow. The EU has committed to a 20% emissions cut below 1990 levels by 2020, and to scaling up this reduction to 30%. The Europe 2020 Strategy has put more sustainable economic growth at the heart of the vision for the future, creating new jobs and boosting energy security. The EU should show leadership and become the most climate friendly region of the world - a lowcarbon economy by 2050. What business response will look like?
4. CO2 is produced at each stage of product lifecycle Global consensus is that climate change is a major threat The battle against climate change must involve every business and every individual Oil, electricity, heat is needed from farming the plants, through running offices, making the product, to distribution and selling Governments make actions to cut direct CO2 emissions Food industry should help in energy/resources efficiency
TCCC eKOfreshment Program Energy Management Devices (EMDs) installation in fridges, reducing energy use by up to 35%. CHP – combined heat and power plant Environment friendly + efficient Supplies green energy and heat Energy surplus to supply national power grid Improving fuel efficiency of trucks and cars Investing in modern hybrid trucks Driver education Optimizing routes of transport (working with customers) Less package weight
5. Carbon Reporting Is product labeling sufficient to encourage people to adopt more carbon-friendly lifestyles? France - pulled back mandatory carbon reporting due as of 2011 Some companies volutarily put Carbon footprint on pack – mostly in UK The big question is how to communicate carbon footprint information in a meaningful and engaging way
A carbon footprint (CFP) measures the total amount of greenhouse gases emitted for each individual product during its whole lifecycle
Next steps in Environmental footprinting – protecting the Water resources The WWF have identified freshwater as one of their top six global priorities to work with industry and companies on. People, agriculture and businesses can have adverse effects on rivers and wetlands. In some drier regions of the world, water shortages are already acute. Climate change and population growth will make things worse, particularly in the most vulnerable parts of the world. Businesses should regard water as being borrowed from the environment, and ensure it is returned in good condition to nature and people.
Building Successful NGO Relationships Strong NGO relationships enable companies to be active also in indirect fields of their business. Public/ private initiative partnership to conserve and protect the Danube River & Danube River Basin. $20 million investment with WWF over 5 years Europe: Danube river gorges, Romania Partnership with Vaclav Havel‘s Foundation on conference series