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5 Plays to Sustainably Grow Your Food and Beverage Company

5 Plays to Sustainably Grow Your Food and Beverage Company


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5 Plays to Sustainably Grow Your Food and Beverage Company

16 Sep 2022

Aptean Staff Writer
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Sustainability is big business for the food industry. 85% of consumers have already started making eco-friendlier choices when they grocery shop. Meanwhile, IDC’s whitepaper on Global Food and Beverage Industry Trends and Strategic Insights 2022, commissioned by Aptean, has identified sustainable improvements as food companies’ number one goal for 2023—with 40% prioritising sustainability.

But while food manufacturers, producers and distributors have green intentions, adopting a measurable strategy for sustainable growth isn’t always straightforward. With so many potential areas to optimise, where do you start?

To help your organisation develop its strategy, Aptean has launched a Sustainable Production and Distribution Playbook for the Food Industry, available to download now.

We’ve analysed food production from end-to-end and identified strategic sustainability plays across five key business areas:

  1. Growing and cultivation

  2. Sourcing and supply chain

  3. Manufacturing

  4. Product innovation

  5. Distribution and consumption

Enhance Sustainable Food Production, Play-By-Play

In each business area, Aptean looked at the critical eco-challenges food companies face and how your business can tackle them. From sustainable sourcing and reducing transportation mileage through to energy-saving production methods and greener product development.

We’ve broken each play down into three levels: good, better and best. So you can find meaningful ways to make environmental improvements and enhance ethical practices, whether you’ve got an advanced sustainability strategy or you’re just getting started.

Our playbook also addresses the many ways in which operational technology can enhance food sustainability. By investing in the right software, you can prioritise eco-friendly improvements and make effective decisions.

Download Aptean’s Free Sustainable Food Production Playbook

Increasing food sustainability is a complex, multi-layered process. Especially when you’re balancing ESG targets with day-to-day operational demands. However, shying away from investment could come at a cost: a third of UK food companies that participated in IDC’s survey commissioned by Aptean say customer demand is driving them to become more sustainable.

With Aptean’s new playbook, you can build your sustainability strategy step-by-step, unlocking value and reducing waste across every part of your business.

Plus, our playbook includes a free checklist, to help you track progress and communicate wins to your colleagues, shareholders and customers.

Get your free copy of Aptean’s Sustainable Production and Distribution Playbook.

Creating a More Sustainable Business

Sustainable food production and distribution is easier to achieve when broken down into a play-by-play strategy. Aptean has collated key plays to help optimise your sustainability strategy.

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