Environmental impact of food and drink companies to be measured

A new BEIS (Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy) funded project aims to help food and drink companies effectively communicate their environmental performance

The Environment Agency will begin to standardise measures of environmental performance for the food and drink sector in a bid to minimise ‘greenwashing’ and improve environmental performance reporting across the sector. The watchdog launched a project that aims to standardise environmental metrics in areas such as greenhouse gas reduction and resource efficiency.

The project has received a £195,000 grant from the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy’s (BEIS) Regulators’ Pioneer Fund and aims to help companies better communicate their environmental performance so as to avoid greenwashing and encourage them to incorporate greener practices into their operations.

Funding for the project comes from BEIS’s £3.7m Regulators’ Pioneer Fund that sponsors projects by regulators that aim to create a regulatory environment that encourages investment.

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