Energy marketing company praises UK food industry carbon reduction


According to the latest research, the UK’s biggest manufacturing sector, food and drink, has achieved its carbon emissions reduction goal ahead of its target date of 2020.

Style Guide iStock_000002251411MediumThe report, produced by the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), found that its members have collectively reduced carbon emissions (compared to 1990 levels) by 35%. This translates to 664,000 tonnes of C02 saved since 2007.

The industry has also cut water use by 15.6% and reduced the carbon impact of packaging by 4.5%. Content Communications, an environmental marketing specialist, welcomes these achievements and looks forward to seeing further sustainability developments in the sector.

Joanna Watchman, Managing Director at the B2B industry PR firm, says: “As a resource and energy-intensive industry, it’s great to see that the food and drink sector has embraced the low-carbon challenge with such dedication.”

She adds: “Our experience as an environmental PR specialist means we expect to see an increasing interest in energy-efficient technologies and other low-carbon products as UK industries wake up to the benefits of reducing their carbon impact.”