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Chilled Food Association - sustainability goals

The CFA has agreed its Chilled Prepared Food Sector Sustainability Aims whereby CFA will encourage the chilled food sector to minimise its carbon footprint, help setting performance targets, assist the development of means of monitoring against them, generate research to support knowledge and further the development of Government and industry sustainability policy.
The CFA has agreed its Chilled Prepared Food Sector Sustainability Aims whereby CFA will encourage the chilled food sector to minimise its carbon footprint, help setting performance targets, assist the development of means of monitoring against them, generate research to support knowledge and further the development of Government and industry sustainability policy. Specifically, the CFA's Sustainability Aims are:
  • Achieve a 20% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2010 compared with 1990 and aspire to a 30% reduction by 2020, based on Climate Change Agreement (CCA) sector data.
  • Achieve significant reductions in water use to help reduce stress on water supplies and contribute to meeting the DEFRA Food Industry Sustainability Strategy (FISS) absolute target for the food industry to reduce water use by 20% by 2020 compared with 2007.
  • By 2010 divert 70% of food waste to landfill.
  • By 2015 send zero food waste to landfill.
  • Make a significant contribution to WRAP's work to achieve an absolute reduction in the level of packaging reaching households by 2010 compared with 2005 and provide more advice to consumers on how best to recycle or otherwise recover used packaging.
  • Support ethical sourcing practices incorporating sustainability principles.
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