IGD to drive industry progress towards Net Zero

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IGD partners with climate solutions expert South Pole to help the food and consumer goods industry take positive, tangible steps towards Net Zero

With its ambition to accelerate progress towards a sustainable food system, IGD is today launching its brand-new guide, Building Your Net Zero Roadmap – A Guide For Industry Leaders And Decision Makers.

The UK government has committed to achieving Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, and an increasing number of UK food and consumer goods businesses and industry organisations are committing to Net Zero by 2040. IGD has partnered with leading climate solutions provider South Pole to create this new guide, which is designed to help business leaders and decision-makers kick start their own Net Zero journey.

There is a huge opportunity for businesses of all sizes to innovate and lead the UK’s transition to a Net Zero economy. IGD is uniquely placed to bring people and different parts of the industry together, helping everyone to build knowledge, reach consensus and co-create solutions to the complex challenges faced. The guide includes the business case for urgent action and a new framework for building a robust Net Zero strategy, including how to make a start and build momentum.

Susan Barratt, CEO of IGD, said: “Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing the world.

“Having spoken with many leaders and decision-makers, from businesses of all sizes across our industry’s supply chain, we know there is a huge appetite to innovate and lead our industry’s transition to a Net Zero economy. We also know that for many businesses it’s not always clear where to start the journey. We hope you find this guide inspiring and helpful in driving action in your business and through your supply chain.”

Renat Heuberger, CEO of South Pole, said: “With a base of over 5,000 food and consumer goods companies, IGD and its members are well-positioned to lead a transformative change in the food and beverage industry. We were delighted to have co-developed this guide with IGD to provide the tools for meaningful climate action by their members.”

IGD is encouraging businesses from across industry to use this guide, to make a start, build momentum and achieve a leadership position on their journey towards Net Zero. Companies can contact IGD for more information, best practice guidance and to share their Net Zero journey progress at sustainability@igd.com.

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