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FOOD INDUSTRY REPORTSON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENTEURUS Summer School 2013 Nitra Slovakia Janusz Turowski University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn Faculty of Food Science
Activities Sustainable develpment FAO Report „Livestock’s long shadow” Attitude of food producers, processors and consumers Ecological awareness, business ethics
Why sustainable development? • Rich and poor societies and regions • Famine and lack of water for 2 billion people • Consumerism • Global changes of climate • Global pollution of the environment • Overexploitation of natural resources by 40 % (environmental footprint)
GRI – Global reporting platform • 1997 r. – Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) established by Coalition for Environmentally Responsable Economy (CERES) and UNEP • GRI provides methodology for reporting • GRI has a register of reports • Reporting is voluntary • Reports are addressed to all interested parties (stakeholders)
Reporting in brief • Presentation of current status and goals of the enterprise • Presentation of dynamic changes of sustainable development indicators
Reporting in brief – continued • What indicators? • - concerning profile and structure of the enterprise, • - concerning economy of the enterprise, • - concerning environmental issues of the enterprise, • - concerning social issues of the enterprise (employment, human rights, lobbing, product resposibility).
Statistics of reporting • GRI reports include 79 Performance Indicators (PI) – economical, social and environmental. • There are 12 000 reports registered in GRI (2012). • Food sector registered ca. 700 reports, including 300 from European enterprises. • Large enterpises registered ca. 90 % of total number of reports. • From Poland: - Coca-Cola HBC Polska, - Danone Poland, - Kompania Piwowarska (SABMiller).
Agrisector in sustainable development – strategy and challenges • Renewable energy and efficient technologies • Water-efficient technologies • Social control (mass media, non-governmental organizations) • Efficient agriculture and biodiversity protection • Sustainable development as basis for new products, new clients and market advantage
Some excerpts from reports … • Below there are excerpts from the sustainability reports of Farmlands Foods (USA) and Bel Group (France)
Hoping that I haven’t bored you … Full version will be presented later. Thank you Janusz Turowski