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IGD partners with climate change experts 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 climate change specialists 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 caused by human activities is one of the biggest challenges facing the world and urgent action needs to happen now.
“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, which is where our new guide comes in. We hope you find it inspiring and helpful in driving action in your business."
“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," said Renat Heuberger, CEO at South Pole
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 [email protected].
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About South Pole
South Pole is an award-winning project developer and leading provider of advisory solutions to address the climate, water, biodiversity and plastic emergencies. With over 500 experts in 20 offices worldwide, South Pole helps companies, capital markets, and governments reduce their impact on the climate and the environment – all while mitigating risk and creating value. South Pole has deep expertise in sustainable food systems and helps organisations across the entire value chain – from farms to restaurants and retailers – to understand and address their impact. Over the past 15 years, South Pole has mobilised climate finance to 1,000 projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions in areas such as renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable land use. For more information, visit www.southpole.com or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.