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In order to maintain business continuity and remain competitive into the future, a sustainability strategy is crucial for food and beverage companies, enabling them to operate more efficiently and address climate and other environmental risks in their businesses. The food system is particularly at risk from climate change and is already experiencing disruptions due to changes in temperature and precipitation patterns and increasingly extreme weather events. The food system is also a major contributor to climate change, representing about a third of the total greenhouse gas emissions. Growing populations and changing incomes will also further exacerbate the need for increased production, more efficient distribution.

What Sustainability Challenges Is the Food And Beverage Industry Facing Today?

As concerns for sustainability have increased, so has pressure on the $7 trillion food and beverage industry from investors, regulators, and downstream purchasers and consumers to not only enhance sustainability but also provide enough transparency to demonstrate the legitimacy of those efforts. Many companies have already identified the interlinkages, opportunities, and risks associated with climate change and have made strides towards increased sustainability. However, according to ENGIE Impact’s analysis of CDP reporting data, only 15% of food & beverage companies reporting to CDP are on track to meet their sustainability goals. These companies face several challenges necessitating sustainability transformation.


greater water use in beverage operations


of F&B have no Scope 3 reduction target


of consumers switch to brands with a social purpose


of lifecycle emissions are Scope 3

What Should the Food & Beverage Industry Be Thinking About?

Committing to a more sustainable future is essential for food and beverage companies, but a sustainability strategy and an actionable roadmap to achieve those commitments is what will drive value creation from sustainability across the business.


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Food & Beverage Industry Experts

Amandeep Singh Bedi Managing Director, Sustainability Solutions - Southeast Asia
Amlan Saha Managing Director, Sustainability Solutions - Americas
Ben Moens Managing Director, Sustainability Solutions - EMEA
Vincenzo Giordano Director, Sustainability Solutions - EMEA

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