Sustainability is among the most important imperatives the global food and consumer products industry faces today. The Food Marketing Institute’s Global Sustainability Summit will provide companies throughout the food and consumer products industry with the tools, connections and solutions to move their sustainability programs to the next level Aug. 9-11 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change predicts that, by 2050, advances in food production technology will allow each of the world’s 8.9 billion people to eat an average 340 calories more per day than they did in 2000. Food production comes with a hefty carbon footprint and the retail food industry must begin the vital work of not only limiting that footprint, but limiting climate change and toxins in the environment.
The Global Sustainability Summit is the only event this year designed with the specific needs of the food retail and consumer products industry in mind. It is the one conference that will focus on the interconnected issues impacting retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers.
Each element of the Summit will represent a deep dive into the serious issues impacting sustainability, offering real-life solutions to the important challenges as companies face an uncertain future.
Areas of focus include:
Regulatory Issues and Compliance
Climate & Energy
Sustainable Sourcing & Supply Chain
Engagement & Social Responsibility
“It’s the one time of year where retailers and our supply chain partners can sit at the same table to address our biggest issues,” says Lisa Boyd, director of Food Social Responsibility for Target.
“This event is the best place to meet the industry’s leading experts, take a deep dive into substantive content, and connect with other retailers working on the same issues,” adds Publix Director of Environmental and Sustainability Programs Michael Hewett
For more information or to register go to www.fmi.org/sustainabilitysummit.