Food and drink manufacturing sustainability: edie launches new sector insight report

The key sustainability drivers, challenges and opportunities facing UK businesses are being explored in a series of industry-focused edie insight reports, with the third sector summary investigating the state of sustainability in food and drink manufacturing published today (8 November).

It is clear that a fundamental shift in business model approaches will be required across all industries if Britain is to fall in line with the levels of carbon reduction and resource efficiency required to mitigate global warming and guarantee security of supply.

But is this shift happening fast enough in each business sector? What are the big challenges facing sustainability professionals; and how can those challenges be turned into opportunities for the industry they operate in?

These are some of the key questions edie seeks to answer in our new series of downloadable, in-depth sector summary reports, which will be released throughout the year.

From retail and construction through to manufacturing and hospitality & leisure, the edie insight reports will provide an end-to-end overview of the state of sustainability across different sectors, with the support of industry surveys, business case studies and expert commentary.


The third sector summary report has been released today, exploring the state of sustainability in Britain’s food and drink manufacturing industry. The report was produced with input from Centrica, and incorporates the key findings from our own industry survey to outline five drivers, challenges and opportunities facing sustainability professionals in the sector.

Case studies from the likes of Danone, Heineken and Nestlé are combined with exclusive commentary from organisations such as Mars and PepsiCo in the 24-page report, which concludes with a look at some of the latest technologies and innovations which are shaping the food and drink manufacturing business models of the future.

The first edie insight report released in July explored some of the main themes surround sustainability within the UK retail sector, with the second report investigating the state of sustainability in the manufacturing industry. You can download those reports here.

edie staff

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