The Food and Beverage Industry: Advancing on the Path to Sustainability

A Pure Strategies Report

Pure Strategies' 2015 market research found more food and beverage companies developing product sustainability programs, with 100% of those surveyed with product sustainability goals in 2015, up from 82% in 2013. More food companies are also gaining benefits from their product sustainability efforts, including employee engagement, supply chain risk reduction, and growth opportunities from increased sales.

While progress is evident, food and beverage companies have a notable opportunity to gain more from their efforts by implementing best practices modelled by leaders to address key issues in the food supply chain. The report reveals the blueprint for success that leading companies have implemented.

This report details:

  • How to maximize business value to keep pace with your competitors' rapid progress in product sustainability.
  • Steps for building strong corporate alignment and bringing product sustainability into the core of the business.
  • Where companies in the food and beverage sector plan on focusing their product sustainability efforts in the coming years to address emerging issues.

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“Our company’s product environmental programs are delivering efficiencies from the farm through to logistics and reducing risk and improving resilience for the farmer and our company.”

John Rogers, Global Director of Agricultural Development, Anheuser-Busch InBev.

”Firms, such as Mars, Inc and Nestle have found ways to build corporate alignment through leadership engagement and clear goals and bring sustainability into the core business processes. As more companies adopt these best practices, there will be greater business returns and meaningful environmental and social advances.”

Tim Greiner, Managing Director, Pure Strategies.

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