Footprint Foodservice Forum Reports

Forum reports from the key panel and discussion events in the foodservice industry. Keep up to date with the latest strategies, policies and business processes from the key professionals in the UK foodservice sector.

Footprint Forum Report: Holding out for a hero

IN EUROPE, genetically modified crops have remained in labs while the rest of the world plants more and more. Does the technology need a champion?  It seemed apt that the Footprint Forum to discuss the sensitive issue of genetically modified (GM) crops took place in a secure room deep within the United States embassy in London. For while the…
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Footprint Forum: GM – Contemptible or Inevitable

On the 28th of February, members and guests of Footprint Forum gathered at the U.S. Embassy in London to debate GM - Contemptible or Inevitable. The objective of this session was to remove polarised subjectivity from the debate and frame the issue of genetically modified foods in the context of sustainability and sustainable supply chains.…
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Full Report – Footprint Forum: Sustainability Reporting

HAVE YOU ever been midway through the company’s annual sustainability report and thought: who on earth is going to read this? Well, perhaps you should. “I think we need to think harder about who our audiences are, and who we want them to be,” says Lucinda Hensman, associate director for corporate responsibility and sustainability communications…
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Footprint Forum: Sustainability Reporting

ON WEDNESDAY grandees of the foodservice industry gathered for the last Footprint Forum of 2012 at the Butchers Hall, sponsored by CH&Co, for a frank and open discussion about Sustainability Reporting in our sector.           Tom Beagent advisor in PricewaterhouseCoopers' Sustainability and Climate Change Team took to the stage to talk…
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Thought Leaders & Innovators Conference & Partnering Event Report

THE BRITISH food industry must boost innovation in order to improve productivity, but sustainably. This was one of the key points made by Lord Carter of Coles in his talk “Innovation in Agriculture and Food”. He was speaking at the first ever Thought Leaders and Innovators Conference and Partnering Event, organised by Footprint Forum in London,…
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In the mood for change? Footprint Forum: Mood Food online report

The March Footprint Forum in association with Partners In Purchasing tackled the role of food in staff performance and wellbeing. And while the idea of ‘mood food’ is far from mainstream, more and more big businesses are looking at the concept, as David Burrows reports. JAMES LIND is perhaps best-known for his work on scurvy…
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Winners & Runners Up Announcement: Footprint Awards 2012

IN A glittering ceremony that told a story of sustainability, last night’s “Footprint Awards” at the stunning 8 Northumberland in London, rewarded its winners for their contributions to sustainability and environmental excellence.         Details of the winners and runners-up are: Sustainable Use of Natural Resources Award (sponsored by Huhtamaki) Winner: 3663, for…
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Full report and presentations: Agriculture Abroad Footprint Forum

Footprint Forum 23 November 2011  (For Video at the Forum click here) The foodservice industry faces many headaches when it comes to international sourcing of raw materials. But October’s forum provided a clarity and vision that ensured it was only the ‘not-so-Innocent’ cocktails that had attendees reaching for the Aspirin. IT WAS always going to be…
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