The Environment Agency with support from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) are funding SEEBEYOND project that will help businesses go beyond legal environmental compliance and effectively communicate their performance.
The project aims to create standardised environmental metrics, helping food and drink businesses tocommunicate when they are going beyond legal environmental compliance.
Different food businesses have developed and adopted various environmental metrics and it can be time-consuming for food businesses to collect data from different supplier systems. This project aims to make it simpler for businesses and for the public to understand the environmental performance of companies in key areas such as greenhouse gas reduction and resource efficiency whilst reducing the opportunity for greenwashing.
The Environment Agency is working in partnership with the Institute for Manufacturing at the University of Cambridge, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Northern Ireland Environment Agency, Waste and Resources Action Programme and the British Standards Institute.
The project has received £195,099 of funding from BEIS as part of the Regulator's Pioneer Fund, helping to tackle climate change and build back greener.
Retailers are invited to discuss the benefits and challenges of measuring environmental performance, the metrics already in use and the difficulties in data collection. Register below to attend an online workshop on 4, 6 or 7 October and help shape the future of sustainable food production. The workshop is open to food and drink processors in the UK as well as large retailers.
BRC members interested in taking part in the project can reach out to Rebecca.Tremain@environment-agency.gov.uk for additional information