IFST Webinar: Net carbon zero for our food system – the offer, the policy and the reality

Date: 6 October 2021

Website: https://www.ifst.org/events/1111/ifst-webinar-net-carbon-zero-for-our-food-system---the-offer-the-policy-and-the-reality

Organised by IFST Sustainability Group.

Time: 11.00 – 12.00 (UK)

In this webinar, IFST will explain what Net Zero means, what it specifically means for the food system and provide practical examples – efforts being made to achieve net zero in food operations; illustrating best practices;  recommendations on how to go about addressing net zero, watch-outs and learnings.

What you will learn about:

  • Understand what net zero means for food and drink.
  • Be aware of tools and guidance available that will help us all meet net-zero goals.

Chair: Dr Wayne Martindale, FIFST, Associate Professor, Enterprise & Food Insights and Sustainability National Centre for Food Manufacturing, University of Lincoln

Wayne is an Associate Professor at the National Centre for Food Manufacturing (NCFM) where he leads the Food Insights and Sustainability Research Cluster. He trained as an apprentice with British Sugar plc and Bush Boake Allen Group in the 1980’s, completing his doctorate in biochemistry at the University of Sheffield in 1993. After a few years of working as a marine biologist at the University of Florida, he realised life was more than messing about on boats and went to work for the phosphate mining and the UK fertiliser industry. In 1998 he was managing technical communications at Levington Agriculture and now works with some of our best-known food brands guiding them to carbon neutral manufacturing.

Speaker: Hugo Chambers, Sustainable Sourcing Manager, Sainsbury’s

Speaker: George Richards, Director, JRP Solutions

George has over 35 years’ experience of working with industrial and commercial clients across a range of sectors throughout the UK and Ireland delivering sustainable solutions that improve business performance.  He is a passionate believer in the need for immediate action to address climate change and is actively engaging and assisting organisations to develop and implement Net Zero strategies.

Abstract: Understanding Net Zero and what it means for the food industry

All professionals in the sector will be involved in their organisation’s journey towards Net Zero in some way or another.  This webinar will ensure you understand what Net Zero means and what it means for your industry so that you can play your part.

Live Q&A: Dr Wayne Martindale, Hugo Chambers and George Richard

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