Last week we joined frozen food trade federations from Germany, USA and France to discuss challenges and strategies around Sustainability.
It was interesting to hear that in America they seem to only be at the early stages of developing policies on a National scale – perhaps a reflection of the American decentralised approach.
Conversely both Germany and France are already well advanced in policies and progress on Sustainability, some driven by the EU but also from their own governments.
The French Federation (ADEPALE) advised that President Macron has stated he wants France to be a European leader on Sustainability with some very ambitious timescales. As an example, all packaging is to be recyclable by 2025.
The Federation is planning the next Special Interest Group (SIG) on Sustainability on the 30th September – if any member would like to join this meeting please contact Siobhan for details.